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.

Jaci Velasquez Talks Her New Film ‘A Question of Faith,’ Acting & What it Means to Trust in God

The new faith-based film A Question of Faith opens in theaters nationwide today, and as I mentioned to platinum-selling Christian singer and actor Jaci Velasquez in my interview with her below, the faith-themed film genres keep growing and getting better....

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...

U2’s Link With C. S. Lewis: A Deep Longing for God – Part 2: Narnia, ‘The Magician’s Nephew,’ and ‘Unknown Caller’

The following is part 2 of a 14-part article series that examines excerpts from a new book about U2 and C. S. Lewis (how their music and books intersect and capture spiritual hunger in powerful ways) called Shadowlands and Songs of Light: An...

New Hall of Legends Inductee Guy Gilchrist, Comic Strip Artist (‘Nancy,’ ‘The Muppets’), Talks to Rocking God’s House

On Friday September 8th, in my beloved home of Nashville Tennessee, resident comic strip artist Guy Gilchrist will become the celebrated fifth honoree of the Wizard World Hall of Legends, which, according to Wizard World press is a new initiative to celebrate comic...

U2’s Link With C. S. Lewis: A Deep Longing for God – Part 1: Stabs of Joy and ‘Where The Streets Have No Name’

The following is part 1 of a 14-part article series that examines excerpts from a new book about U2 and C. S. Lewis (how their music and books intersect and capture spiritual hunger in powerful ways) called Shadowlands and Songs of Light: An Epic Journey...

‘Victor’: Atmospheric Film Set in 1960s Brooklyn, Another Step Forward for Faith-Based Genre

Note: After reading his review of "Victor," 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 through...

Kevin Eastman, Co-Creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Talks New Kickstarter Project ‘Drawing Blood: The Story Behind the Stories’

Kevin Eastman, the man who co-created the fondest memories of my childhood (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), is getting ready to launch a Kickstarter campaign on August 1, 2017 for his latest project, Drawing Blood: The Story Behind the Stories. It is a "completely...

WWE Superstar Elias Samson Talks Music, Nashville, Wrestling and Monday Night RAW

WWE is coming back to my beloved home in Nashville, Tennessee for a live episode of Monday Night Raw on July 17th! I will be there because wrestling is the one activity that I watch where I totally lose myself and revert back to my childhood. This...

NatGeo’s ‘Genius’ Finale – Christian Review: A Moving Humanization of Einstein

The ever-expanding legend of Albert Einstein has made another splash in pop culture with NatGeo's Genius series. Its finale airs Tuesday, June 20 at 9/8 Central on the National Geographic Channel. The series will continue with future seasons, each season depicting a...

Cars 3 – Christian Movie Review

[Parent's Content Advisory at bottom of review. Though this film is G-rated, so it's very family-friendly.] Note: After reading his review of "Cars 3," the author invites you to learn more about "Shadowlands and Songs of Light: An Epic Journey into Joy and Healing," a...

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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U2’s Link With C. S. Lewis: A Deep Longing for God – Part 2: Narnia, ‘The Magician’s Nephew,’ and ‘Unknown Caller’

The following is part 2 of a 14-part article series that examines excerpts from a new book about U2 and C. S. Lewis (how their music and books intersect and capture spiritual hunger in powerful ways) called Shadowlands and Songs of Light: An...

read more

Kevin Eastman, Co-Creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Talks New Kickstarter Project ‘Drawing Blood: The Story Behind the Stories’

Kevin Eastman, the man who co-created the fondest memories of my childhood (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), is getting ready to launch a Kickstarter campaign on August 1, 2017 for his latest project, Drawing Blood: The Story Behind the Stories. It is a "completely...

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Cars 3 – Christian Movie Review

[Parent's Content Advisory at bottom of review. Though this film is G-rated, so it's very family-friendly.] Note: After reading his review of "Cars 3," the author invites you to learn more about "Shadowlands and Songs of Light: An Epic Journey into Joy and Healing," a...

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The Mummy – Christian Movie Review

[Parent's Content Advisory at bottom of review.] Note: After reading his review of "The Mummy," 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...

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