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The Wrestling of Gods and Monsters: Myth and Morality in Lucha Underground

Lucha Underground is less about sweat, muscles, and tights than about mythic storytelling—archetypal tales of heroes and villains, loss and redemption.

Seeing and Believing 397 | The Starling Girl & The Devil’s Backbone

Kevin and Sarah catch up with Laurel Parmet’s The Starling Girl then Guillermo Del Toro’s 2001 ghost story The Devil’s Backbone.

“A Wonder of the Age”: Phillis Wheatley’s Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral

Now 250 years old, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral shows off Phillis Wheatley’s skill as a writer as well as her Christian faith.

The Slow Burnin’ Faith of Flamin’ Hot

Believing in yourself (as in the talents God has given you) coupled with believing that God will take care of you, is a taste of unadulterated faith.

Ryan Clark’s Compassionate Accountability Is a Striking Lesson in How to “Adult”

If we want our kids to learn from sports how to be people who are responsible, hard-working, and accountable, then we need look no further than Ryan Clark’s example.

The Irenic Wiseman: James Hilton’s Unforgettable Mr. Chips on Peace and War

The classic novel Goodbye, Mr. Chips addresses age-old questions about the proper human response to the martial savagery surrounding us.

Seeing and Believing 396 | Landscape with Invisible Hand & Modern Times

Sarah and Kevin explore a love seeking dystopian set of movies: Landscape with Invisible Hand, then Charlie Chaplin’s 1936 film Modern Times.

The Founders Trilogy Celebrates the Power of Human Empathy. But Should It?

Empathy fails as a means of salvation because it presumes that understanding alone is enough to compel virtuous behavior.

Kaitlyn Schiess’s The Ballot and the Bible Reveals the Complex History of Biblical Interpretation and American Politics

There’s no doubt that we live in a politically divisive era, and sadly, much of that division is driven by biblical interpretation.

The Moral Fission of Oppenheimer

It’s fitting that Oppenheimer feels so contradictory, because the film is fascinated by such contradictions.

Seeing and Believing 395 | The Last Voyage of the Demeter & Das Boot

Sarah and Kevin vs. Dracula… on a boat. This week, they review The Last Voyage of the Demeter and Wolfgang Petersen’s 1981 film Das Boot.

Indian Matchmaking: What’s It Like to Look for Love the Old-Fashioned Way?

Netflix’s hit reality TV series reveals how many of our beliefs and practices regarding marriage are time-bound historical phenomena, not unchanging universal ideals.

The USWNT’s Soccer Failure Might Actually Be Good News

There’s value in a loss, even if it’s not immediately apparent.

Barbie, Peter, and a Fragile Messiah

We are called to embrace our physicality, offering to God the sorrows and the sweetness of physicality.

Seeing and Believing 394 | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem & Howl’s Moving Castle

Kevin and Sarah review Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem then the magical world of Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle.

Cormac McCarthy’s Unbaptized Masterpiece

Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian is a supreme artistic achievement that is resolutely pagan.