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Millennials Can Leave Evangelicalism. But Not Its Pop Culture.
Does the cottage industry around Christian subculture nostalgia reveal the church’s failures—or its successes?
“There's an entire cottage industry related to Christian pop culture nostalgia,” said co-hosts Good Christian Fun, a podcast that looks back fondly at evangelical musicians and movies.
‘Wild Wild Country’ Hits Close to Home
The new Netflix documentary reveals an uncomfortable truth about American religious innovation.
Opinion | Pop Culture. 'Wild Wild Country' Hits Close to Home. The new Netflix documentary reveals an uncomfortable truth about American religious innovation.
The Red Carpet Is No Longer a Refuge from Real-World Issues
This Academy Awards season, celebrities and fans are looking for more from Hollywood, but even with more robust coverage, they may not always find it.
Opinion | Pop Culture. carpet, a place that used to be a refuge for small talk about movies, fashion, and We know that it's possible for a TV celebrity who arguably wasn't taken seriously
Farewell to TV's Most Powerful Single Ladies
What primetime pioneers Mary Tyler Moore and Lena Dunham teach us about culture-making and Christian influence.
Opinion | Pop Culture. Farewell to TV's Most Powerful Single Ladies. What primetime pioneers Mary Tyler Moore and Lena Dunham teach us about culture
Why Christians Should Avoid Watching Rape Scenes
What if there's a hidden human cost to our entertainment?
Opinion | Pop Culture. Why Christians Should Avoid Watching Rape Scenes. On one hand, we consume plenty of movies and TV shows that depict it, often graphically.
‘Wonder’ Reveals the Face of True Human Strength
What the box-office hit tells us about beauty, weakness, and the imago Dei.
Opinion | Pop Culture. 'Wonder' Reveals the Face of True Human Strength. What the box-office hit tells us about beauty, weakness, and the imago Dei.
‘Justice League’ Unites Its Heroes to Save an Erratic, Uneven World
DC’s answer to the MCU wants to show that surrounding darkness can only strengthen heroic light. It only kind of succeeds.
Superhero movies often succeed or fail based on the viewer's personal preferences for hero about biblical truth and fantastical stories at Speculative Faith and Christ and Pop Culture.
Why Pop Culture Is Obsessed with 'Identity'Subscriber Access Only
2015 was a year when many movies and TV shows showed characters searching for their 'authentic self.' What Christians can learn from that search.
Why Pop Culture Is Obsessed with 'Identity'. 2015 was a year when many movies and TV shows showed characters searching for their 'authentic self.' What Christians can learn from that
Charles Dickens Still Haunts Christmas
How a 19th-century story informs the modern holiday spirit.
Opinion | Pop Culture. Charles Dickens Still Haunts Christmas. We report on news and give our opinion on topics such as church, family, sexuality, discipleship, pop culture, and more!
'To the Bone' Is Big on Anorexia and Lean on Healing
The new Netflix film seems more aspirational than instructional.
Opinion | Pop Culture. a virtual MC Escher drawing of art-imitating- life-imitating-art, movies about anorexia Rolling Stone that watching For the Love of Nancy—a 1994 TV drama about
‘The Most Hated Woman in America’ Remembers a Culture War Without Heroes
Netflix’s Madalyn Murray O’Hair biopic explores the divisive legacy of one of the country's most influential atheists.
pursuing a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. She writes regularly at Christ and Pop Culture and her blog, Letters from the Exile.
Can ‘The Resurrection of Gavin Stone’ Raise Christian Movies from the Dead?
The church-friendly comedy aims to replace cringes with laughs—but does it succeed?
by a stereotypically flashy agent and a grungy TV director, “worldliness repeats a persistent flaw in Christian movies: even when stories at Speculative Faith and Christ and Pop Culture.
Lecrae’s ‘All Things Work Together’ Is a Grace-Filled Mic Drop
On his Columbia Records debut, the rapper answers his evangelical critics while staying close to his true roots.
Kathryn Freeman is the director of public policy of the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission and a writer for Christ and Pop Culture. She's interested
Curtains Up: It’s Our New Entertainment Newsletter!Subscriber Access Only
Introducing your new must-read cheat sheet.
I get to watch a lot of movies and TV shows before they Sometimes I'll link to other voices and articles that can help us make sense of what's going on in pop culture, which today is
The Silver Lining on the Zombie Apocalypse
In his upcoming book, a university professor explores the horror—and the hope—of pop culture’s favorite disaster scenario.
upcoming book, a university professor explores the horror—and the hope—of pop culture's favorite disaster This basic premise has been the starting point for films, TV shows, and other
'Mommy, Is Gru a Good Guy or a Bad Guy?'
'Despicable Me 3' recalls the Apostle Paul's struggle to 'do the right thing.'
I appreciated the moral nuance the Despicable Me franchise brings to kids' movies—and Despicable Me In her free time, Val enjoys writing for Christ and Pop Culture, watching any and
Hallmark Christmas Movies: ‘Guilty Pleasure’ No MoreSubscriber Access Only
The good-hearted holiday films prove more popular—and more lovable— than we assume.
to their expansive back catalog of made-for-TV films. as it proved itself lucrative (think Marvel movies, Star Trek My friend (and Christ and Pop Culture founder) Richard Clark once told
In the 'DuckTales' Reboot, Family Remains Scrooge's Riskiest Adventure
As the new Disney series reminds us, 'Family is nothing but trouble.' That's exactly what makes it valuable.
Its irrepressibly exuberant theme is surely one of TV's greatest earworms (even if you coupled with writers who mined storylines from history, literature, and pop culture, placing them in
In ‘Stranger Things 2,’ No One Is Safe from Trauma’s Haunting
The second season of Netflix’s groundbreaking series explores the dire consequences of ignoring suffering.
pursuing a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. She writes regularly at Christ and Pop Culture and her blog, Letters from the Exile.
Art of Darkness: Angelina Jolie’s Latest Film Succeeds at Personalizing Genocide
What "First They Killed My Father" tells me about suffering and the imago Dei.
Opinion | Pop Culture. Art of Darkness: Angelina Jolie's Latest Film Succeeds at Personalizing Genocide. What "First They Killed My Father" tells me about suffering and the imago Dei.
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Spanning the Great Schism Between Evangelical and Orthodox Christians
Spanning the Great Schism Between Evangelical and Orthodox Christians
Efforts to unite Christianity’s branches bear fruit.
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