Reading Time: 3 minutes There is an adage in screenwriting that sometimes the truth isn’t believable. Something could be true in real life, but it won’t matter if the audience doesn’t believe it. We Own This City is based on true events, detailing the gun trace task force in Baltimore, who robbed the people they were supposed to protect. […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes In the opening moments of Prehistoric Planet, the BBC’s splashy, heavily computer-generated nature documentary narrated by David Attenborough, we’re shown a tyrannosaurus rex swimming in open water with young offspring in tow. It’s an uncharacteristically vulnerable look for one of popular culture’s most enduring symbols of brute, primordial strength, and functions as a mission statement […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes Return with me, if you will, to May 2021. Another summer was rounding the corner, and we were still locked inside of our homes. What many assumed at first would be a temporary lifestyle change had proven stubborn beyond our wildest fears. “This was supposed to be two weeks, not two years,” Meg (24) recalls. […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Long before I experienced the beguilingly and sometimes joltingly offbeat South Korean drama Parasite, which so deservedly won the Academy Award for best picture in 2020—the first-ever Korean winner—I’ve been a huge fan of that country’s ever-enthralling movies and TV series. Thank goodness for mega-streamer Netflix, which stocks a massive archive of new and older […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes The Karate Kid movies weren’t exactly my idea of a good time, but Cobra Kai? Oh, that’s the jam in my jelly.
Reading Time: 14 minutes Today, let me show you how an authoritarian, complementarian Christian man collided with the concept of consent–and what happened afterward.
Reading Time: 12 minutes On the reality show The Bachelorette, a Christian man lost his ever-loving mind when a woman he thought he owned repeatedly refused to comply with his bizarre demands–and then rejected him outright. Today, I want to show you the clip from the show that rocketed all around the social-media world–and annotate it!
Reading Time: 13 minutes For dysfunctional people and groups, that first step proves to be an insurmountable task. Once the blame settles on the wrong shoulders, it’s almost impossible to pull back to really solve the problem. Today, let me show you how to tell when blame has been wrongly assigned.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Lately, I’ve noticed we’ve been sharing a lot of media that’s personally meaningful to us regarding challenging indoctrination. Today, then, I want to offer a list of works that challenged my faith when I was Christian. And then I’ll open the floor to you to share whatever you watched, read, or listened to that challenged your faith. Lord […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes We’re gonna be firing off the Christian movie Second Glance soon, so I wanted to do our usual pre-game kickoff to set up parameters, talk about the movie itself and its setting, and all that fun stuff I won’t have time to talk about while watching it. And wow, what a lot of stuff to mention up front.