God’s Impossible Love in ALICE IN WONDERLAND | FCC 24

This is an image from Tim Burton's ALICE IN WONDERLAND that features Alice looking down the rabbit hole.
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On this episode of Finding Christ In Cinema, we chase the White Rabbit all the way to the Red Queen as we look for Christian themes in Tim Burton’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND. What makes God’s love possible? Is it the fact that it’s so impossible? All that and more in … Continue reading

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES | Monday Movie Review

This is an image from TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES that features Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Raphael with April O'Neil.

I initially didn’t care about seeing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Seriously: as I was buying my ticket, I kept questioning internally whether or not I’d be wasting my time by watching this film. As the clerk was squirting the butteresque liquid on my popcorn, I couldn’t decide between staying downstairs for TMNT or … Continue reading

Christian Freedom in DEAD POETS SOCIETY | FCC 23

This is an image from the film DEAD POETS SOCIETY, and it features Professor Keating standing on two desks in order to prove a point about perspective.
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On this episode of Finding Christ In Cinema, we suck the marrow out of life as we find Christian themes in DEAD POETS SOCIETY. Is the Welton Academy a symbol for oppressive religion? Does that mean that Professor Keating is the Christ-figure who leads his disciples in a new way? … Continue reading

THE GIVER | Monday Movie Review

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.

Yes, I was excited to see The Giver. I first read The Giver in the eighth grade. I loved the story because it follows a boy named Jonas, not too much younger than my-then-self, as he makes grown-up decisions and thus saves lives and changes his world in his wake. It’s one of the … Continue reading

A Leap of Faith in Christopher Nolan’s INCEPTION | FCC 22

This is an image from the film INCEPTION, and it features a city block bending toward itself.
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On this episode of Finding Christ In Cinema, we dream a dream within a dream within a dream as we look for Christian themes in Christopher Nolan’s INCEPTION. Does Cobb believe he has to earn his salvation? Does an idea have to be planted in good soil for it to … Continue reading

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY | Monday Movie Review

This is an image from GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, and it features the main cast lined up.

This week’s Monday Movie Review of Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY comes to us all the way from John Carney of Lake Neuron. John has actually been our special guest on two episodes (so far) on our Finding Christ In Cinema podcast – FCC 04: Finding Christ In “The Wizard … Continue reading

FCC 21: Interview With Russ Adcox | Movie Podcast

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On this special episode of Finding Christ In Cinema, we are joined by a genuine preacher to talk about his recent “At The Movies” Summer sermon series and how Christians can use popular culture for Christ without being conformed to this world. All that and more in 3…2…1! Russ Adcox “At … Continue reading

FCC 20: Christian Themes in STAR WARS III: REVENGE OF THE SITH | Movie Podcast

This is an image from STAR WARS III: REVENGE OF THE SITH, and it features Anakin and Obi-Wan in a lightsaber duel.
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On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we witness the origin of Darth Vader himself as we find Christian themes in STAR WARS III: REVENGE OF THE SITH. Does the Jedi Order miss the mark in trying to be lukewarm? Is that what ultimately convinces Anakin to become Darth … Continue reading

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL | Monday Movie Review

This is a promotional image for the film THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL.

Whenever I see a movie and don’t know how to start talking about it, I turn to other critics’ reviews and see if they can better externalize my feelings. Such was the case for this week’s Monday Movie Review on Wes Anderson’s latest cinematic fruit The Grand Budapest Hotel. And out of the … Continue reading

FCC 19: Christian Themes in THE PRESTIGE | Movie Podcast

This is a promotional image for the film THE PRESTIGE, and it features Hugh Jackman as Angier, Christian Bale as Borden, and Scarlett Johansson as Olivia.
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On this episode of Finding Christ In Cinema, we fall through the trapdoor and into the water tank as we look for Christian themes in THE PRESTIGE. What can we learn about the contest between Angier and Borden? Does Nikola Tesla represent God in the film? All that and more … Continue reading