Was the Matrix supposed to be full of spiritual metaphors, or was it just you? Do you sometimes feel like a Christian misfit because you prefer art galleries to potlucks? From Battlestar Galactica to Jane Austen, this column explores the spiritual side of the art world.







The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and The Hundred-Foot Journey, two movies with Indian flavor, show how exploring different cultures can make us more ourselves.

Read more...Kersley Fitzgerald


God's Not Dead – A Review  |  Sep 19, 2014
God's Not Dead – A Review. Is God's Not Dead worth seeing? What are the pros and cons of the 2014 God's Not Dead movie?

Read more...S. Michael Houdmann


Fifty Shades of Grey  |  Jul 7, 2014
Fifty Shades of Grey isn't just a book, it's a cultural tipping point. A review of the story, and the movement, from a biblical perspective.

Read more...September Grace


Chef: Cooking up Passion  |  Sep 17, 2014
Jon Favreau's movie Chef is about cooking, creativity, and remembering to live out of your God-given passion.

Read more...Gwen Sellers


Finding Freedom in Frozen  |  May 13, 2014
The movie Frozen has monsters, true love, comedy, and everything else you'd want in a princess movie. But it also debunks several lies we tell ourselves.

Read more...Gwen Sellers


What is the value and importance of Christian music? Should Christians listen to Christian music instead of secular music?

Read more...S. Michael Houdmann


What is GotQuestions.org's review of the 'Heaven is for Real' movie? What problems are there with the movie in comparison to what the Bible says about Heaven?

Read more...S. Michael Houdmann


Movie reviews of 'Divergent' and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Read more...Kersley Fitzgerald


It's well-established that the 'Noah' movie diverges wildly from the biblical account. But if rock monsters and a murderous Noah aren't from the Bible, where are they from? What inspired the 'Noah' movie?

Read more...Kersley Fitzgerald


What is biblical about the Noah movie? What is unbiblical about the Noah movie? Should a Christian see the Noah movie?

Read more...S. Michael Houdmann


The Little Prince  |  Mar 24, 2014
What an old children's story can teach us about vision, mentorship, and the necessity of a childlike creativity.

Read more...Gwen Sellers


'Son of God' Review  |  Mar 3, 2014
Is the recent movie 'Son of God' biblical? What are the positives and negatives of the 'Son of God' movie?

Read more...S. Michael Houdmann


Review: The Lego Movie  |  Feb 18 2014
Some are born great, some have greatness thrust upon them. But some have a Piece of Resistance stuck to their back while they're trying to impress the girl.

Read more...Kersley Fitzgerald


Review: The Book Thief  |  Jan 16 2014
A young girl and her brave foster-parents show Nazi Germany what real bravery - and love - looks like.

Read more...Kersley Fitzgerald


Sometimes love, kindness, and duty lead to the biggest adventures of our lives.

Read more...Kersley Fitzgerald


Favorite Christmas Movies  |  Dec 20, 2013
Some favorite Christmas movies from Blogos writers.

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Almost Human  |  Dec 13, 2013
The new TV show 'Almost Human' discusses what it takes to be human, and how close an android can reach that point. But what does the Bible say about being human?

Read more...Gwen Sellers


RATED N FOR NIHILISM  |  Dec 2, 2013
When experiencing art forms in which the audience is mostly passive, such as movies, it's important to understand he philosophical background of the story. Nihilism in movies challenges the Christian worldview that there is hope and purpose in the world, but it also teaches us quite a bit about our own responses when faced with situations that appear hopeless.

Read more...Jeff Laird


Thoughts on Thor, Ender's Game, Gravity, About Time.

Read more...Kersley Fitzgerald


2013 Movie Recap  |  Aug 13, 2013
2013 is proving to be an excellent year for movies. Which is your favorite?

Read more...Kersley Fitzgerald


Are there Christian themes in the Superman (Man of Steel) movie? What similarities are there between the character or Superman and the person of Jesus

Read more...S. Michael Houdmann


Practicing Empathy  |  June 5, 2013
How TV and movie characters can help us practice empathy so we can demonstrate it in real life.

Read more...Gwen Sellers


The History Channel's "The Bible" television mini-series began Sunday, March 3, 2013, and will run for five 2-hour episodes. Are the episodes biblically accurate? What scenes are there in the television series that are not in the Bible?

Ep. 1: Beginnings | Ep. 2: Homeland | Ep. 3: Hope | Ep. 4: Mission | Ep. 5: Passion

Start here...S. Michael Houdmann


Review: Silver Linings Playbook  |  February 1, 2013
The 2012 movie "Silver Linings Playbook" shows that in hard circumstances, almost any action can feel appropriate. The crazy things we do almost always make sense in the moment. If we do the right things, the world says, it'll all work out. But that's very far from the truth.

Read more...Kersley Fitzgerald


Super Bowl Sunday  |  January 8, 2013
Believers are told there is nothing wrong with attending or watching a sporting event, provided we give it the right priority. But if a believer longs for the day of Super Bowl game, is this an idol of the heart? What's more, should a church allow such an event to drive an outreach event?

Read more...Jim Allen


Obsessed  |  November 27, 2012
Video games have allowed us to be creative, to experience new worlds of fantasy, and to bring family and friends together to play in a relatively new way. Unfortunately, as with any good thing, there is also a dark side to gaming.

Read more...Rebekah Largent


Should I Watch It?  |  November 21, 2012
Many of us have been there at one time or another. We cringe through yet another curse word or inappropriate scene in our evening movie, wondering if we should walk out of the theater or hit “stop” on the DVD player and call it a night. How do we decide if a movie is appropriate or not?

Read more...Rebekah Largent


She and Her  |  October 3, 2012
Which relationships do you value? Does celebrity affect where you place your friendship value? What if you knew inspiring writers, charismatic musicians, or famous actors? Where would they fall in the ladder of important relationships?

Read more...Kersley Fitzgerald


Movie Review: Brave  |  August 27, 2012
Who needs to learn bravery in Disney Pixar's anti-princess princess film 'Brave'? It might not be who you're thinking.

Read more...Kersley Fitzgerald


The character of Ela is by turns familiar, inspiring, and convicting. She's a prophet, but she still has doubt, fear, and a wicked temper. She learns how to listen to Him and obey even when it's really hard. For the unbeliever, it's a great picture of God's love and grace.

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Kersley Fitzgerald


Once Upon a Time  |  May 2, 2012
The Once Upon a Time TV show is about a group of fantasy characters who are leading double lives in the real world. There is drama, action and romance, plus a few Christian parallels.

Read more...Kersley Fitzgerald


The Hunger Games. It's not a romance, I tell my friends. They're not easy. They don't have a Hollywood ending. But they're awesome, and you have to read them. They are rich with meaning. They take work.

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Kersley Fitzgerald


God is the perfect Storyteller, who knows the end from the beginning. His fiction is so real, it's nonfiction. We're living it. God the Storyteller deals with the grandest themes of all: the glory of Himself and the salvation of the world.

Read more...Kevin Stone


Good Christian Belles  |  March 15, 2012
Good Christian Belles, a show on ABC, portrays Christians in a bad light. But is there a justifiable reason for such a negative portrayal of believers? Does the behavior of professing Christians in the U.S. reflect what we believe?

Read more...Robin Schumacher


Music is a gift to humanity – a beautiful and joyful thing. Who is the Giver of Music? Bach believed it was a personal gift to us from the Creator of the universe, the God of the Bible.

Read more...Kevin Stone


God and the Arts, Part 2: Creativity  |  February 28, 2012
A creative God and human creativity were made for each other. As the psalmist desired to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD, so should the Christian artist. We hunger for beauty, but we forget sometimes that holiness is beautiful, that God is beautiful.

Read more...Kevin Stone


What makes death a tragedy? Can an atheist truly call Whitney Houston's death a tragedy, or is tragedy a concept that requires belief in a deity? Is it possible to define Whitney Houston's death as tragic, from an atheistic perspective?

Read more... Robin Schumacher


God and The Arts, Part 1: The Theatre  |  February 7, 2012
How does the world of artistic pursuits fit within the Christian worldview? How are Christians like actors on a stage? And how do actors and other artists fit into the church and Christianity? Do their gifts glorify God, and if so, how?

Read more...Kevin Stone


Is it okay for a Christian to skip church in order to watch the Super Bowl? Does watching the SuperBowl instead of going to church mean you are not a good Christian?

Read more...S. Michael Houdmann


An Unlikely Apologetic  |  November 1, 2011
The movie The Exorcist is just a clever horror story. Or is it? From the ancient world to the modern, there are records of demonic possession in every society. If demons are real, what's to say God isn't real as well?

Read more... Robin Schumacher


Generation Hex  |  October 31, 2011
Generation hex - fantasy or fact? And is the rise in occult fiction and movies tied to a real-life rise in occult interest? Why is a renewed interest in the occult occurring worldwide? Has science really eliminated the need for spirituality?

Read more...Robin Schumacher


Science Fiction
1. Science Fiction and the Eternal God  |  September 6, 2011
2. Free Will and a Blue Box  |  September 15, 2011
2b. Calvinism and Vincent  |  September 21, 2011
4. Sins, Souls, and Sentience  |  October 26, 2011
5. Daughters and Gifts  |  November 1, 2011

Start here...Kersley Fitzgerald


When is a story about witches not about witches? What's the deal with Twilight, Harry Potter and all those other fantasy books? And why are those space cowboys swearing in Chinese?

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Kersley Fitzgerald


Vampires, werewolves, zombies, and octopus-wearing dirigible riders seem to be swamping popular culture lately. What's the deal with all the fantasy genres?

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Kersley Fitzgerald
 


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