Covered by the Blood in EDGE OF TOMORROW | FCC 53

This is a promotional image from the film EDGE OF TOMORROW that features Tom Cruise as Cage and Emily Blunt as Rita.

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we don our battle suits and rally against the Mimics as we find Christian themes in EDGE OF TOMORROW. Is William Cage’s ability to respawn from death and learn from his mistakes an example of Grace? Or, is it an example of … Continue reading

FOXCATCHER | Monday Movie Review

This is an image from the film FOXCATCHER that features Steve Carell and Channing Tatum as John du Pont and Mark Schultz.

If truth is stranger than fiction, the true story upon which Foxcatcher is based is one of the most bizarre tales from the fringe of the hyper-wealthy, post-modern American subculture to emerge. The film follows Olympic gold medal wrestler Mark Schultz as he and his brother of equal accomplishments Dave Schultz … Continue reading

Carrying Burdens in STAND BY ME | FCC 52

This is an image from the film STAND BY ME that features Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Jerry O'Connell, and Cory Feldman as Gordie, Chris, Vern, and Teddy as they just find the body.

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we follow the train tracks to the woods in South Harlow as we look for Christian themes in the 1986 classic Stand By Me. Chris Chambers is a genuine peacemaker. Is this what helps Gordie LaChance become wise in the eyes of … Continue reading

DO YOU BELIEVE? | Monday Movie Review

This is an image from the film DO YOU BELIEVE? that features Ted McGinley as Matthew preaching to his congregation.

Whenever I leave the theater after watching a Christian movie, I more often than not feel like something is missing. Maybe the film could have been more artistically crafted. Maybe the plot could have been more creatively unique. Maybe the characters could have been more depth. Maybe the thought behind … Continue reading

Lifted On The Cross in MOCKINGJAY Part 1 | FCC 51

This is the promotional image for the film HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY, PART 1.

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we take the elevator down to District 13 as we look for Christian themes in THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY Part 1! Is the Rebellion still holding on to the sinful nature of the Capitol? Is the Mockingjay symbol being held up in … Continue reading

Whole Armor of God in THE AVENGERS | FCC 50

This is a promotional image for the film THE AVENGERS that features all the heroes coming together.

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we assemble with the Theonauts and look for Christian themes in the capstone of Phase One of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, THE AVENGERS. How can the Avengers help us to better understand “Christian freedom”? Does it have anything to do with the … Continue reading

CINDERELLA | Monday Movie Review

This is a promotional image for the film CINDERELLA that features Lily James as Cinderella.

Sometimes, the classics just do it right, and Kenneth Branagh’s retelling of the Disney classic Cinderella does it right. The perfect balance of substance and spectacle, this film reinstates the value of the sincere heart and warmth that has been softly fleeting from our culture. Susan Wloszczyna of the Roger Ebert staff says it … Continue reading

A Better Land in SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION | FCC 49

This is an image from the film SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION that features Tim Robbins as Andy Dufresne kneeling in the rain.

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we are innocent just like everyone else as we look for Christian themes in THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION. What can we learn from Brooks, Red, and the Institution of Sin? Can it help us to understand Hope in the same way as Andy … Continue reading

THE SUNSET LIMITED | Monday Movie Review

This is an image from the film THE SUNSET LIMITED that shows Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson and White and Black sitting at a table.

If you like watching an artistically crafted philosophical debate unfold between a White suicidal professor and the Black railway worker that saved his life, you will love The Sunset Limited. Based on screenwriter Cormac McCarthy’s play of the same name, this film adaptation is the insightful dramatization of how abstract religious … Continue reading

Seeing Beyond in THE GIVER | FCC 48

This is a promotional image from the film THE GIVER, and it features Jeff Bridges in black and white with a thin strip of color going down the long of his face.

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we get our daily injection and go up to the Ceremony as we look for Christian themes in THE GIVER. Is Baby Gabriel a good fig or a bad fig? What about Jonas’s ability to “see beyond”? All that and more in … Continue reading