I've been doing Renewed Mind Movie Talk for a while now, but I have to admit that I'm not entirely thrilled with the results. I started this series with two goals: 1) to give Christians better tools for engaging with stories than the usual "moral/immoral" binary and 2) to foster empathy among evangelical Christians by … Continue reading RELAUNCH! Sort of… Renewed Mind Movie Talk
Oh man, I realize I never posted last week's video here. So here's the belated 8th episode of Renewed Mind Movie Talk: Spider-man 2: Power, Responsibility, Identity. In this episode, I talk about my favorite Spider-man movie (sorry, Homecoming), and how the film dramatizes an identity crisis. This identity crisis can help Christians think about … Continue reading Spider-man 2: Power, Responsibility, Identity (Renewed Mind Movie Talk, Episode 08)
New episode of Renewed Mind Movie Talk! In this episode, we look at the last entry in the Cornetto Trilogy, a series of movies directed by Edgar Wright (Baby Driver) and featuring actor/writers Simon Pegg and Nick Frost: Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013). The World's End is … Continue reading Edgar Wright’s The World’s End: To Err is Human (Renewed Mind Movie Talk, Episode 09)
New Episode of Renewed Mind Movie Talk available today! Are you going to watch Jaws this Fourth of July weekend? Of course you are! What else would you look at this weekend? After watching it, take a look at this video essay! Jaws isn't a movie about a shark -- it's a movie about a … Continue reading JAWS: Amity Means Friendship (Renewed Mind Movie Talk, Episode 07)
New Episode of Renewed Mind Movie Talk! After the season 3 finale of FX Network's Fargo series, we'll look back at the 1996 film that inspired the show. Fargo is famous for its portrayal of "Minnesota Nice," a system of manners that demands politeness, even to the point of absurdity. And things do get absurd, … Continue reading Fargo – Nice People or New Creation? (Renewed Mind Movie Talk, Episode 06)
A little later than I wanted, but here's the newest episode of Renewed Mind Movie Talk! In this episode, we're looking at the 2016 historical drama Hidden Figures. Hidden Figures uses mathematics as a metaphor for imagining a different world, creating new math to advance the new science of space travel helps us think about … Continue reading “Hidden Figures – Imagine a New World” (Renewed Mind Movie Talk, Episode 05)
New episode of Renewed Mind Movie Talk! In this episode, I look at the way Jordan Peele's 2017 film Get Out imagines community and isolation, and what the American church (particularly the white American church) can learn from this portrayal. Check it out!