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Life Is Still Beautiful

One of my favorite films turns 20 this year. Here’s why I still love it.

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The One Thing About “Downton Abbey” That Really Let Me Down

The difference in learning “about” another era vs. learning “from.”

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From Stephen Colbert to Taylor Swift: 4 Reasons I Write Cultural Commentary

Whenever I write about the worldview of a cultural icon or a cultural artifact, I brace myself for the comment streams and Facebook conversations.

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The Gospel According to Taylor Swift

According to Jesus, salvation is not about finding yourself, but losing yourself in order to find yourself in Him.

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The History Channel’s “ALONE” and What We Learn from Its Contestants

In this reality show, we get a glimpse into the worldview of a society that is longing for spiritual purgation and earthly significance – but doesn’t know where to find it.

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dc Talk and the Influence of Faith-Fortifying Songs

20 years later, I’m revisiting “Jesus Freak.” Here is what has surprised me.

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Vertigo: Revisiting Hitchcock’s Masterpiece

In “Sight and Sound’s” 2012 poll, Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 film, Vertigo, supplanted Citizen Kane as the greatest film of all time.

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Learning from Rich Mullins – a Ragamuffin at the Door of God’s Mercy

Rich Mullins was a sinner and a saint, like all believers in Jesus, and this movie does a good job showing us both aspects of Rich’s life.

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18 Principles from Pixar’s Culture

18 quotes from “Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration”

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How Christians Are Responding to the Noah Movie

It’s a movie that’s made waves among evangelicals, but let’s be honest: we’re not all in the same boat here. In fact, I struggle to remember any film that has drawn so much praise and criticism from churchgoing Christians.

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