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…

Mudbound and Get Out: Right-Feeling or Repentance?

In my over ten years of teaching literature, I’ve come to expect that stories about racism elicit a certain response from certain students. If it’s a piece like Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye or even Octavia Butler’s Kindred, then white students will respond with sympathy. Their discussions will signal that racism is bad and they…

The Official (Not Official) Get Out White Liberal Bingo Card!

  Warning: This post contains spoilers for Get Out   As indicated by its (nearly) unanimous critical praise and impressive box office receipts, Jordan Peele’s horror film Get Out has been enjoyed by lots of people. For some white liberal filmgoers, myself included, the movie has been a revelation, dramatizing a type of horror that…