ANT-MAN | Monday Movie Review

This image from ANT-MAN shows Ant-Man standing in the bathtub.

I remember being so thrilled when I first heard that Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas were joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but at the time, I had no idea who Ant-Man was nor did I know anything about Dr. Hank Pym and the Pym Particle. I therefore didn’t have any … Continue reading

LIFE OF PI: Thorn in the Flesh and Trials | FCC 64

This image from LIFE OF PI shows the tiger RIchard Parker and Pi in the life boat.

Life of Pi is a cinematic parable about being able to control the ferocious and animalistic heart within each of us. In this episode of Finding Christ In Cinema, we focus on that theme in order to help you use this film to share the Good News of Jesus and what … Continue reading

THE DARK KNIGHT: Empathy and the Watchman | FCC 63

This image from THE DARK KNIGHT shows Heath Ledger as the Joker holding a gun.

“Why does God let bad things happen to good people?” Everyone asks it, but most people may not have a good answer if they even have an answer at all. In this episode, we use The Dark Knight to better understand the answer to this faith-defining (and sometimes faith-defying) question.  For your … Continue reading

CALVARY: Virtue in Persecution | FCC 62

This image from CALVARY shows Brendan Gleeson as Father James as he walks the streets of Dublin.

Retaining virtue during persecution is a major theme in Calvary. In this episode of Finding Christ In Cinema, we use those themes to share the Gospel. For your convenience you will find each podcast segment at the time referenced below: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:02:55 – Calvary Discussion 01:16:45 – Listener Feedback and Challenge … Continue reading

BIG HERO 6: Revenge and the Holy Spirit | FCC 61

This promotional image from BIG HERO 6 shows the six heroes lined up side by side.

Disney/Marvel’s Big Hero 6 is a film that is full of Christian imagery and themes. In this episode of the Finding Christ In Cinema podcast, we’ll dig into two of those themes – revenge and the Holy Spirit – in order to help you use this film to share the Gospel … Continue reading

INSIDE OUT | Monday Movie Review

This image from INSIDE OUT show Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust in Headquarters.

Disney/Pixar’s latest film Inside Out is a box office hit as well as a fan favorite and leads us to understand sadness and sorrow in a more Christian way. Surface-Level and Subliminal Cinematic Success Inside Out is the latest production of the powerhouse combo Disney/Pixar, and it is one of the … Continue reading

JURASSIC WORLD | Monday Movie Review

This image from JURASSIC WORLD shows Chris Pratt as Owen as he calms his velociraptors.

Exciting (if Slightly Extinct) Science Fiction What makes Jurassic World exciting is that its simple science fiction premise allows for plenty of humanity. Just like the 1993 original, the plot of this film stems from one idea: that scientists have discovered a way to bring dinosaurs back from extinction, and greedy business … Continue reading

FORREST GUMP: Love and Obedience | FCC 60

This image from FORREST GUMP shows Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump.

Simplicity and obedience out of love are just two of the many Christian themes found in Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Robin Wright, and Sally Field. We provide you with three easy tips for sharing the Gospel of Jesus by using this popular film only on this episode … Continue reading

INSIDIOUS: Chapter 3 | Monday Movie Review

This promotional image from INSIDIOUS: Chapter 3 shows Stefanie Scott sitting in bed as a single beam of light illuminates her eye.

Eerie and Suspenseful, but Misses the Mark If two basic thematic conflicts have ever existed in the horror film genre, they have been the conflict of Man vs. Man and that Man vs. the Supernatural. In the former, we see the stereotypical serial killer that just can’t die no matter how … Continue reading

Repentance in APOLLO 13 | FCC 59

This image from APOLLO 13 shows the crew boarding the rocket.

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we blast off to the Moon and look for Christian themes in Apollo 13. Can the crew of Apollo 13 repent from their mistaken adventure? Can Ken Mattingly give the crew the power they need to live…like Jesus? All that and more in … Continue reading