Books, Movies & Television

In this category you can explore reviews of some of the latest movies, books and TV shows in both secular and Christian culture. We strive to discern, wherever possible, the underlying worldview that informs each product of entertainment. In addition to giving the reader an understanding of the content–and how family-appropriate it is–we search for redemptive qualities and themes in the art that reflect, whether intentionally or unintentionally, powerful Biblical truths. We also, wherever appropriate, offer insights from a Christian worldview that emphasize the transforming, life-saving power of the Gospel. We look to scholars such as author and pastor Timothy Keller (who wrote “The Reason for God”) for inspiring examples of this engagement with culture.

Why Inspiring ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ is One of Denzel Washington’s Best Performances – Christian Movie Review

Denzel Washington makes fascinating movies. The projects he selects are always thought-provoking and tend to focus on big questions that pull us out of the day-to-day, in-the-flesh life of immanence and into the transcendent. Roman J. Israel, Esq. is no exception,...

5 Reasons Why ‘Wonder’ is One of the Best Family Films Ever Made – Christian Movie Review

“No one’s ordinary. Everyone deserves a standing ovation at least once in their lives.” This is one of my favorite lines from “Wonder." When you see it spoken in context you’ll see that it’s not talking about the shallow, self-obsessed, entitled “snowflake” mentality...

National Geographic’s ‘The Long Road Home’ Red Carpet Premiere & Exclusive Interviews with the Cast and Soldiers

Photos by fashion photographer Gerald Pierre. It's not every day you get to interview 1) the actor who plays a real life soldier in a true war story; and 2) the actual soldier himself, standing side-by-side with the actor who plays him. Yet this happened to me a week...

On Wings of Eagles: Co-Director of New Chariots of Fire ‘Sequel’ Starring Joseph Fiennes Talks Faith and Filmmaking in China

Note: After reading this interview with Stephen Shin, the author invites you to learn more about "Shadowlands and Songs of Light: An Epic Journey into Joy and Healing," a new book that compares the writings of C. S. Lewis with the music of U2 in a life-changing...

I’ll Push You – Christian Movie Review

Note: After reading his review of "I'll Push You," the author invites you to learn more about Shadowlands and Songs of Light: An Epic Journey into Joy and Healing, a new book that compares the writings of C. S. Lewis with the music of U2 in a life-changing journey...

Brian Godawa’s Thrilling First-Century Epic Continues in ‘Remnant: Rescue of the Elect,’ Book Two in the Chronicles of the Apocalypse

Brian Godawa's richly immersive new novel, Remnant: Rescue of the Elect, continues his new series, Chronicles of the Apocalypse that brings the reader deep into the world of first century Palestine and Rome in the tumultuous, history-changing years leading up to the...

Champion – Christian Movie Review

Note: After reading his review of "Champion," the author invites you to learn more about "Shadowlands and Songs of Light: An Epic Journey into Joy and Healing," a new book that compares the writings of C. S. Lewis with the music of U2 in a life-changing journey...

Nat Geo’s ‘The Story of Us’ with Morgan Freeman – Christian Review

Note: After reading his review of "The Story of Us" the author invites you to learn more about "Shadowlands and Songs of Light: An Epic Journey into Joy and Healing," a new book that compares the writings of C. S. Lewis with the music of U2 in a life-changing journey...

Blade Runner 2049 – Christian Movie Review

[Parent's Content Advisory at bottom of review for this R-rated film.] Note: After reading his review of "Blade Runner: 2049," the author invites you to learn more about "Shadowlands and Songs of Light: An Epic Journey into Joy and Healing," a new book that compares...

My Little Pony: The Movie – Christian Movie Review

[Parent's Content Advisory at bottom of review. This is a PG-rated movie, so if your kid hasn't graduated from G movies yet, read content advisories first.] Note: After reading his review of "My Little Pony: The Movie," the author invites you to learn more...

Wizard World Nashville Comic Con Interviews & Photos: Brian O’Halloran, Kato Kaelin, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Lou Ferrigno & More

My Wizard World Nashville Comic Con experience was a first, and it was unforgettable. I saw a huge gathering of Comic/Sci-Fi Fans that I had ever seen in one spot. I saw an adult Harry Potter-type character wave his wand at a car that rushed through...

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