‘We Have a Calling:’ Conjuring 2 Writers Talk About Where Faith and Fright Meet

By Paul Asay on June 9,2016

Some Christians believe that believers shouldn’t even watch horror films, much less write them. Too scary, they say. Too gross. The occult themes in many can even be dangerous. Screenwriters Chad and Carey Hayes, twin brothers who penned The Conjuring…

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Captain Fantastic: The Anti-Christian Christian Movie

By Paul Asay on July 8,2016

Captain Fantastic, a little indie film out today, is a moving family parable about hippie dad Ben (Viggo Mortensen) and his eclectic family of six, leaving their near-isolation in the Pacific Northwest to attend a funeral. Did I say “attend?”…

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Purple Pain: Prince’s Journey from the Erotic City to the Celestial City

By Roland Warren on May 23,2016

At the supermarket a few weeks ago, nearly every magazine had a cover story about the surprising death of the recording artist Prince. Indeed, the mystery around his death has intrigued many, especially given the very private life that he…

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‘We Have a Calling:’ Conjuring 2 Writers Talk About Where Faith and Fright Meet

By Paul Asay on June 9,2016

Some Christians believe that believers shouldn’t even watch horror films, much less write them. Too scary, they say. Too gross. The occult themes in many can even be dangerous. Screenwriters Chad and Carey Hayes, twin brothers who penned The Conjuring…

Read More

Captain Fantastic: The Anti-Christian Christian Movie

By Paul Asay on July 8,2016

Captain Fantastic, a little indie film out today, is a moving family parable about hippie dad Ben (Viggo Mortensen) and his eclectic family of six, leaving their near-isolation in the Pacific Northwest to attend a funeral. Did I say “attend?”…

Read More

Purple Pain: Prince’s Journey from the Erotic City to the Celestial City

By Roland Warren on May 23,2016

At the supermarket a few weeks ago, nearly every magazine had a cover story about the surprising death of the recording artist Prince. Indeed, the mystery around his death has intrigued many, especially given the very private life that he…

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‘They Don’t Make These Movies Anymore.’ Producer Ralph Winter Talks About The Promise

By Paul Asay on April 20,2017

You could call Ralph Winter one of the fathers of the modern cinematic superhero. Before Spider-Man made a mint in 2002 and Iron Man put an Arc reactor into the genre in 2008, the Hollywood producer shepherded X-Men to theaters…

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Sausage Party and the God-Hating Hedonism of Animated Food

By Paul Asay on August 12,2016

I’ve been accused of holding to an outdated, untenable belief system before, but rarely by an animated sausage. That was before Sausage Party, Seth Rogen’s slightly clever, outrageously foul and super offensive animated sex comedy. Sure, I was expecting it…

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NatGeo’s Genius Showcases Einstein’s Heart and Mind. What About His Soul?

By Paul Asay on April 22,2017

The biggest revelation from National Geographic’s Genius: Albert Einstein could be kind of a jerk. Oh, he was certainly a genius too, as NatGeo’s original series makes quite clear from the title on. Most everyone knew it the moment he…

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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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Can a Christian Movie Win an Oscar?

By Paul Asay on October 7,2016

The Birth of a Nation hits theaters today, but it’s been in the news for nearly a year. It made a show-stopping entrance at the Sundance Film Festival this January, earning raucous standing ovations and a titanic $17.5 million deal…

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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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