Reading Time: 18 minutes Yesterday, we watched American Gospel: Christ Alone. In this 2018 documentary, Christians bicker and argue about exactly what ‘the gospel’ even means. The documentary makers decide ultimately that it means not prosperity gospel. Today, let me show you this documentary — and we’ll see how well they make their case.
Semi-Drunk Movie Reviews
American Gospel: Pre-Review Warmup!
Reading Time: 4 minutes Today, we prepare to watch a 2018 documentary called American Gospel: Christ Alone. It’s a critical analysis of prosperity gospel and how this ideology has influenced American Christians. This post is our setup post.
The VelociPastor: 1.21 Gigawatt Review!
Reading Time: 20 minutes HI and welcome back! Last post, I put up the pre-movie chatter post. Today, let’s have the full review! I loved it. And amazingly, it actually turned out to be incredibly relevant to our interests. The VelociPastor is, simply put, the most amazing bad movie I’ve ever seen. It’s a labor of love with a serious story […]
The VelociPastor: Pre-Chat Review Extravaganza!
Reading Time: 4 minutes Here, we’ll apparently discover missionary priests turning into dinosaurs, fighting crime, and befriending sympathetic sex workers. Also, China’s involved. Today, let’s watch this thing together.
The Secret: Full Red Hot Maximum Overdrive Review!
Reading Time: 25 minutes This is the full review of The Secret documentary. See the previous post–and the amazing comments on it from our wonderful community–for the warmup! In essence, it’s painfully obvious that The Secret documentary revolves around pseudoscience trash masquerading as self-help.
The Secret: Background and Pre-Review Chat Post!
Reading Time: 7 minutes Lately, we’ve been talking about how the cult of positive thinking invaded and remade Christianity. And well, we couldn’t possibly explore the topic of positive thinking without also covering the pseudoscience snoozefest that is The Secret. Later tonight, I’ll be posting a review of this 2006 documentary. But first, as is our custom, I’m posting this pre-review warmup so we can chat in the comments! If you’re watching the doco with me, feel free to comment with your hot takes. And if you’re not, then enjoy our suffering vicariously!
Only God Can: The Huge Official Mega-Riffic Review!
Reading Time: 17 minutes We’re kicking off our review of the 2017 Christian movie Only God Can. In this movie, a bunch of really privileged women discover that they actually needed self-induced religious euphoria Jesus all along and all that Problem of Evil stuff is just silly. Get your intoxicants of choice lined up!
Only God Can: Pre-Review Warmup!
Reading Time: 5 minutes Today, we’re reviewing a 2017 Christian movie called Only God Can. It’s the annoying heartwarming story of a bunch of middle-aged Christian women living in one of the most privileged countries in the world as they try to find a solution to the Problem of Evil. To get through this experience, we’ll be drinking. A little. Join me here for some pre-review observations, and then please feel free to head down to the comments as we watch together!
Roll to Disbelieve Back to School Super Special! (#11)
Reading Time: 3 minutes Just in case the back-to-school doldrums are leaving you at loose ends, here are some past posts that can help keep you occupied.
Roll to Disbelieve Summer Fun Super Special! (#10)
Reading Time: 3 minutes Hi! Today, I thought it’d be fun to take a day to look back at the blog’s history. Please enjoy this curated selection of posts from the blog’s past–and if you celebrate the 4th of July, then please have a great, happy, and safe one! American History. Prohibition: Being Doomed to Repeat It. From the […]