Recent Posts

Raul: A Hip Hop EP about MAGA Hats and Deportation

Raul is about family, compassion, and patience. It’s about looking across the broken landscape of our world and considering how we may use the cross of Christ to bridge the prejudicial gaps of humanity.

Persuasion 161 | Hopeful Thinking, with Laura Turner

Guest Laura Turner joins Persuasion to discuss the challenge of hopeful thinking in this world of uncertainty.

Captain Marvel and the Importance of Telling Female Hero Stories

Women and girls must know they can be agents of change—that their voices are as loud and as true, their strength and dedication just as valued and valuable, as their male counterparts.

21 Grams, Woo Science, and the Quantum Soul

In 21 Grams there is a measure of redemption for each character, which invites us to toward a fuller sense of personhood through (quantum?) entanglement with the living God.

On Comics, Colliders, and Cave Pictures: An Interview with Mark Rodgers

Author Mark Rodgers sits down with Alan Noble to talk about writing a comic book inspired by E. M. Forster.

Persuasion 160 | Thinking Together

Erin and Hannah continue their Ready, Set, Think! series discussing aspects of individual and collective thinking.

The Spiritual Discipline of Hanging Out in Cemeteries

It’s by numbering our days—contemplating death—that “we may get the heart of wisdom.”

Seeing and Believing 190 | Asghar Farhadi’s Everybody Knows and a Retro Review of The Passion of the Christ

The guys take a look back at Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ and Asghar Farhadi’s first project outside of Iran, Everybody Knows.

Melodies of Sin and Salvation: Why Modern Worship Music Needs a More Holistic View of Salvation

Our worship should teach us to long for more than our individual salvation, but to long for the redemption of the whole world.

“In that enchanted place”: Stories and Permanence in an Impermanent World

The timelessness of stories reflects our longing for an existence unmarred by death.

Seeing and Believing 189: Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel and Shawn Snyder’s To Dust

Wade and Kevin review Robert Rodriguez’s and James Cameron’s latest film, Alita: Battle Angel manga, and To Dust, with Matthew Broderick and Geza Rohrig.

The Carters and the Importance of Disrupting Old Narratives

Following the Carters’ lead, the Church must include Christians of color in our origin stories and current cultural framework.

The Blessed Machine and the Dangers of Technology

The author of a new graphic novel from Cave Pictures Publishing explains how E. M. Forster and the CERN super collider inspired his work.

Persuasion 159 | Thinking Creatively

Erin and Hannah continue their Ready, Set, Think! series with a conversation about taking a fresh look at how the status quo shapes our thinking.

Seeing and Believing 188: Mike Mitchell’s The Lego Movie 2 and Robert Krzykowski’s The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot

‘You’re like Me’: Friendship in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse emphasizes C. S. Lewis’s understanding of friendship among people who understand one another.