Think Christian Podcast: “The Best of the 2010s”

To be honest, I didn’t even contemplate putting together a best of decade list for film or television. So I was a little intimidated when my editor at Think Christian asked me and my fellow contributors to put together our picks for a giant roundtable podcast discussion. But once I sat down and thought about…

Think Christian: The Parable of Parasite

Parasite may not have been my favorite 2019 movie, but it was far and away my favorite of the Best Picture nominees. I’m particularly excited about Parasite‘s success because Bong Joon-Ho is a director fiercely devoted to illustrating the horrors of capitalism, the dehumanizing effects of a social structure built around competition. Some have argued…

Living Lutheran: “Valuing the Unvalued in the Movies of 2019”

Like most film snobs, I’m annoyed with this year’s Oscar picks. Not only did the Academy choose to nominate some mediocre (if not outright bad) work, but they ignored some of the most exciting films and performances in an outstanding cinematic year. Fortunately, Living Lutheran assuaged my irritation a little by letting me write about…

Think Christian: A Christian Defense of Horror

If you spend enough time on this site, you’ll see that I’m a Christian who loves horror movies. Not everyone gets that, which I understand — horror movies are all about evoking fear, and the basic message of Christianity can be boiled down to “fear not.” But I also believe that learning to move past…