Is God in the Movies? A New Book Shows Us How to Find Him There

By Paul Asay on August 23,2017

They would come without question. They’d gather in the sanctuary, light streaming in red and green and gold through stained glass windows, music from the choir spilling and flowing through the space. They’d sing and greet one another and listen…

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We Can't Just All Get Along: Detroit as Seen by Four Characters

By Paul Asay on August 8,2017

We need rules. If we loved each other perfectly, we’d have no use for laws and courts and prisons. But our better angels are tethered to unseemly demons of greed and lust, rage and fear. And so from the time…

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In War for the Planet of the Apes, God’s Chosen People Aren’t People at All

By Paul Asay on July 17,2017

Jesus told us to give unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, give to God what is God’s. In War for the Planet of the Apes, we get a story concerned with both: Caesar, the intelligent, charismatic chimpanzee leader of a troop…

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Is God in the Movies? A New Book Shows Us How to Find Him There

By Paul Asay on August 23,2017

They would come without question. They’d gather in the sanctuary, light streaming in red and green and gold through stained glass windows, music from the choir spilling and flowing through the space. They’d sing and greet one another and listen…

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We Can't Just All Get Along: Detroit as Seen by Four Characters

By Paul Asay on August 8,2017

We need rules. If we loved each other perfectly, we’d have no use for laws and courts and prisons. But our better angels are tethered to unseemly demons of greed and lust, rage and fear. And so from the time…

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In War for the Planet of the Apes, God’s Chosen People Aren’t People at All

By Paul Asay on July 17,2017

Jesus told us to give unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, give to God what is God’s. In War for the Planet of the Apes, we get a story concerned with both: Caesar, the intelligent, charismatic chimpanzee leader of a troop…

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The Promise Looks Promising

By Paul Asay on April 7,2017

A couple of days ago, the big-budget drama The Promise was screened at The Vatican. Director Terry George, producer Eric Esrailian and some of the actors were at the screening, and Variety says the whole affair was “a clear sign of Catholic Church…

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Three Things That Make Terrible Christian Movies Great

By Paul Asay on March 31,2017

Heard of Slamma Jamma? I can’t recommend it highly enough. It’s pretty awful. Or, depending on how you look at it, awful pretty. It’s the story of Michael Diggs, a college basketball star who spent six years in the slammer…

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4 Great, Tough Lessons I Learned From Silence

By Paul Asay on March 28,2017

Silence, Martin Scorsese’s beautiful, difficult and overlooked masterpiece on faith, is out on Blu-Ray and DVD as of this very day. I’ll be buying it and watching it again—forcing anyone I can to watch it with me. Admittedly, it’s not…

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Basketball Belief: How the 16 Teams Left in March Madness Reflect Spirituality

By Paul Asay on March 23,2017

No more Friars. No more Demon Deacons. Even those hated Blue Devils are gone. The NCAA Basketball Tournament has been hard on teams with religious nicknames. And for casual fans like to inject a little spiritual insanity into their March…

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3 Ways Christianity Sneaks Into Beauty and the Beast (Despite that 'Gay Moment')

By Paul Asay on March 16,2017

I’m pretty sure that Bill Condon wishes he had just kept his mouth shut. Condon, director of Disney’s soon-to-be-blockbuster Beauty and the Beast, told the British magazine Attitude that one of the characters, LeFou, has a “nice, exclusively gay moment”…

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Lent on the Small Screen: Watch Movies Based on All Four Gospels (and Win One, Too!)

By Paul Asay on March 14,2017

We’re in the middle of Lent right now, a time of year when many Christians try to be especially mindful of Jesus and the incredible sacrifice He made for us. Its 40-day duration is meant to remind us of Jesus’ time…

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