Ha La Lu Land: How Christianity is Like a Classic Hollywood Musical

By Paul Asay on January 5,2017

If you’ve seen my rundown of the year’s best films, you’ll know I really, really liked La La Land. Like most musicals, it features a pair of dreamers. Mia (Emma Stone) is a barista working at a movie lot coffee…

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Carrie Fisher Was More Than a Princess

By Paul Asay on December 27,2016

I met Carrie Fisher when I was 8 years old. Well, “meet” is perhaps too strong a word. The actress, who died this morning at age 60, didn’t see me. I was just one of dozens of people in a…

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Rogue One's Heroes Aren't so Heroic, and That's a Good Thing

By Paul Asay on December 17,2016

I was a scrawny, buck-toothed –year-old when I first saw the first Star Wars movie—known then simply as Star Wars. (No “A New Hope” for us.) It changed my life, no joke. I loved the lasers and light sabers. I…

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The Story of God: Are We All Chosen?

By Paul Asay on January 13,2017

National Geographic’s fascinating series The Story of God With Morgan Freeman kicks off its second season Jan. 16. The first episode is titled “The Chosen One,” and it focuses on those whom, in a variety of religions, believe that they’ve…

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Ha La Lu Land: How Christianity is Like a Classic Hollywood Musical

By Paul Asay on January 5,2017

If you’ve seen my rundown of the year’s best films, you’ll know I really, really liked La La Land. Like most musicals, it features a pair of dreamers. Mia (Emma Stone) is a barista working at a movie lot coffee…

Read More

Carrie Fisher Was More Than a Princess

By Paul Asay on December 27,2016

I met Carrie Fisher when I was 8 years old. Well, “meet” is perhaps too strong a word. The actress, who died this morning at age 60, didn’t see me. I was just one of dozens of people in a…

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Rogue One's Heroes Aren't so Heroic, and That's a Good Thing

By Paul Asay on December 17,2016

I was a scrawny, buck-toothed –year-old when I first saw the first Star Wars movie—known then simply as Star Wars. (No “A New Hope” for us.) It changed my life, no joke. I loved the lasers and light sabers. I…

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The Best Scene in Manchester By the Sea is Funny, Painful and Spiritual

By Paul Asay on December 12,2016

Grief challenges us in a way nothing else can. When we love and lose someone, it’s as if someone flicked off the lights. We can’t move. We can barely breathe. You’d think that faith would be a hard sell in…

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Talking adoption, foster care and faith with the author of Bridge to Terabithia and The Great Gilly Hopkins

By Paul Asay on December 8,2016

The following is a guest post from Jedd Medefind, president of the Christian Alliance for Orphans, who recently talked with one of my favorite authors, Katherine Paterson, about some issues pretty close to my own heart. I love what she…

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A Game About Grief and God Wins Major Award

By Paul Asay on December 2,2016

That Dragon, Cancer was never meant to be the next big video game franchise. You don’t shoot aliens or run anyone off the road. You don’t fight the Joker or, despite its name, even battle any dragons. The game, designed by…

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What Would Moana Do? Seven Life Lessons From Disney Princesses

By Paul Asay on November 22,2016

Moana, Disney’s latest animated heroine, sails into theaters this week. While she might not live in a palace or charm the socks off the nearest Prince Charming, everyone—especially the girls who’ll be flocking to see her—knows exactly who and what…

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All Hail The Crown: The 10 Best Movies (and one TV Show) About the British Monarchy

By Paul Asay on November 11,2016

It’s been quite a week. As I type this, I’m hanging out in downtown Denver as an anti-Trump rally winds past me, the sky filled with chants and signs saying “NOT MY PRESIDENT.” However we pulled the lever for, I…

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