Movies & TV
Ridley Scott’s “Napoleon” is well-cast, well-made, and without a thought-provoking theory of its subject’s world-changing appeal.
The Dangers of a Psychedelic Gospel
Psychotropic drugs are often marketed as a gateway to spiritual encounters. But what are the risks to believers?
‘All the Light We Cannot See’ Reminds Me to Look for God
The novel and Netflix show explore scriptural themes of light and dark—and the cosmic reign of Christ.
How True Crime Can Create a False Reality
Criminal dramas are becoming more popular today, but at what cost to a Christian’s conscience?
‘Can You Find the Wolves in This Picture?’
Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” probes the unacknowledged darkness in every human heart.
‘No One Will Save You’ Has Evangelical Aliens
The new sci-fi horror flick by former missionary kid Brian Duffield has an unusual spiritual spin.
It’s Eden Somewhere
The late Jimmy Buffett’s songs and the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien both long for a home just beyond reach.
Put Off Your Old Self-Making
An interview with author Tara Isabella Burton on the history of self-creation—and how the habit usurps our need for God.
Barbie and Taylor Swift Are Bringing Us Together
Beyond hot pink and bejeweled outfits, they showcase a deeper desire for community and collective joy.
How Horror Uncovers Our ‘Holy’ Hypocrisy
Sometimes the blatant evils portrayed in scary movies and shows can reveal the more subtle sins within us.
Barbie and Ken Go East of Eden
For Christians, Greta Gerwig’s latest film is an opportunity to reckon with the “fortunate fall.”
Can People Change? ‘Ted Lasso’ Revived an Ancient Debate.
Like the TV show’s characters, Pelagius and Augustine wrestled with this core human question.
Died: Pat Robertson, Broadcast Pioneer Who Brought Christian TV to the Mainstream
With CBN, “The 700 Club,” Regent, the Christian Coalition, and a run for president, he changed evangelicals’ place in public life.
The Dwight Schrute Theory of American Culture
How Rainn Wilson’s character on ‘The Office’ reflects our current leadership crisis.
J. K. Rowling’s Witch Hunts Put Us on Trial
What our anger towards this controversial cultural figure reveals about us.
Sammi Cheng: ‘Not Having a Smooth Path Allowed Me to Be Gentler and More Humble’
The Hong Kong Christian actress and singer experienced God’s grace in depression and marital crisis and grew in her acting career
‘Suzume’ Opens a Door to the Spiritual Discipline of Delight
To journey out of nostalgia and amnesia, we need to pay attention to God’s presence in our present.
‘I Am Jesus Christ’ Invites Gamers to Play God
But doing battle with Satan in the Savior’s sandals prompts some to press pause.
Jesus Christ Is Not a Superstar
Popular portrayals of the God-Man can draw admiring crowds, but they can’t create imitating disciples.
It’s Good When Bad Pastors Make Us Mad
I’d rather media and literature portray Christian leaders who stir up anger instead of apathy.