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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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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CNN Finds a Pretty Good Show in Finding Jesus

By Paul Asay on March 3,2017

If you took each hour-long episode of CNN’s Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact Forgery and distilled it to its essence, you’d be left with about a 90-second show. Take Sunday’s season premiere (airing at 9 p.m. EST and PST), “The Pilate…

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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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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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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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CNN Finds a Pretty Good Show in Finding Jesus

By Paul Asay on March 3,2017

If you took each hour-long episode of CNN’s Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact Forgery and distilled it to its essence, you’d be left with about a 90-second show. Take Sunday’s season premiere (airing at 9 p.m. EST and PST), “The Pilate…

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Did The Walking Dead Go Too Far? A Watching God Podcast

By Paul Asay on October 30,2016

More than 20 million people watched last Sunday’s Season Seven premiere of The Walking Dead. No surprise there, given that AMC’s zombie show has been a ratings winner ever since its inception. The episode was brutal, with new Big Bad…

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Why Silence Deserved Oscar's Love

By Paul Asay on January 27,2017

When Academy Award nominees earlier this week, plenty of Oscar’s snubs made headlines. No Amy Adams? No Sully? Where’s Hugh Grant? But the Academy reserved its biggest oversight for one of Hollywood’s most acclaimed directors: Martin Scorsese. Silence, the film…

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Logan Was the Super Bowl's Best Commercial, Claws Down

By Paul Asay on February 6,2017

I dig superheroes, but I’ve never been a huge X-Men guy. I never read the comics, and all the movies fall on a scale between “pretty good” and “meh.” But after seeing the Super Bowl ad for Logan, I wonder…

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CNN Examines Historical Christianity in Finding Jesus

By Paul Asay on February 15,2017

There’s been a lot of talk about “fake news” lately. Even real news gets called on the carpet for being biased or misleading. I half expect to see a debate soon on what two-plus-two really equals. But apparently, those sorts…

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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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