Movies

Kevin Downes on Faith, Freedom and Fatherhood

By the time the Vietnam War ended in 1975, more than 3 million people had been killed. This summer, fifty years after the start of the war, millions of people will remember loved ones who either fought (well over 500,000 American military personnel were involved by 1969) or lost their lives while fighting (at... -Read More


A.D. is Continuing God’s Story

Back in 2013, millions tuned in to watch “The Bible” miniseries. And now the story continues! “From executive producers Roma Downey (“The Bible”) and Mark Burnett (“The Bible,” “The Voice”) comes an uplifting spiritual journey through the later chapters of biblical history. “A.D. The Bible Continues” picks up where the smash hit miniseries “The... -Read More


A Strange Way of Judging

“There are two kinds of righteousness.” This phrase from Martin Luther identifies a motif in Victor Hugo’s, Les Misérables. The story of Jean Valjean is at once a literary masterpiece and a thunderbolt of social commentary. The massacre of the students involved in the June Rebellion and the agonizing existence Hugo portrays as the... -Read More


“Old Fashioned” is a Heart-warming Romance for the Ages

Going in to see this film with my wife, I was not sure what to expect. The trailers looked hopeful, but what kind of title is “Old Fashioned”? Then, as the reel began to roll, my doubts were soon replaced with captivation. Indeed, “Old Fashioned” is a much-needed and much-welcomed breath of fresh air... -Read More


Thinking Through “50 Shades of Grey”

In the very near future the movie “50 Shades of Grey” will be in the theaters. This movie is based on one of the leading best-selling books of all time by the same name. Termed “mommy porn” or “romance porn” by some in the church, the book is attacked as well as defended by... -Read More


“Unbroken” Delivers Christian Themes

With movies out like “Noah” and “Exodus,” many Christians are growing wary of Hollywood’s attempts at spirituality and with good reason: those movies butcher God’s Word. When word got out that Angelina Jolie was producing and directing a film based on a book in which faith plays a large role, many were skeptical that... -Read More