Tag Archives: Christian Review

X-Men Apocalypse – Movie Discussion

Watch a discussion about the theological themes in X-Men Apocalypse between Craig Smith and myself, here!

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How to be Single…really?!

As the preview for How to be Single played before my eyes, I got annoyed. I think if the title simply said “A Raunchy Approach to Singleness”, maybe I wouldn’t have been so irritated, but no, this claims to be … Continue reading

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13 Hours – Movie Discussion and Letter of Thanks and Apology to all Military Personnel

I feel an unusual but very strong caution as I write this to tread lightly. Usually, I jump right into how a movie parallels some aspect of spiritual life but this time I feel that I would be wrong to … Continue reading

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A Few More (Quick) Thoughts on Star Wars

If you haven’t read it, there’s a discussion of the movie here which delves into some of the characters and their overall journeys, comparing them to the journeys many of us take on the road to faith. I had a … Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Movie Discussion

  The crazy thing is, the force, the Jedi, all of it.  It’s all true. – Han Solo Twenty years ago, my favorite teacher showed Star Wars in his classrooms and lead rich, unforgettable discussions from the movie about spiritual … Continue reading

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Joy – Movie Discussion

She didn’t know any of this would happen as she walked down the street that day. In the movie Joy, a man named Neil, explaining the power of sales and television and the history of his empire to Joy, makes … Continue reading

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Ricki and the Flash – Movie Discussion

I think, ultimately, Ricki and the Flash is about how hard it is for us, in our brokenness, to give and receive love. How do we move forward when our past is hanging over us, especially with our families? These … Continue reading

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Terminator Genisys – Movie Discussion

The Terminator franchise hits on two main themes every time, and Genysis is no exception: the complicated, mixed bags of technology and destiny. While the crowds are drawn to the action, no doubt, there is something else which draws us. … Continue reading

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Minions – Movie Review

It’s the comedy you would expect and hope for from a movie about the minions…but it also has a message that actually echoes our human nature and the way we are created. The minions had a goal: they wanted to … Continue reading

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Cinderella – Movie Discussion

Some stories never grow old—Cinderella is certainly one of those, and this beautiful, new (but faithful) rendition of the classic is no exception. Any story that stands of the test of time as this one has does so because of … Continue reading

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