No Greater Love in THE VILLAGE | FCC 47

This is an image from the film THE VILLAGE that shows a monster in a red cloak watching the village from afar.

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we go through the forbidden Covington Woods and look for Christian themes in M. Night Shyamalan’s THE VILLAGE. Are the Elders trying to suppress the truth from everybody else? Is there no greater love than that between Lucius and Ivy? All that … Continue reading

OLD FASHIONED | Monday Movie Review

This is an image from the film OLD FASHIONED that features Rik Swartzwelder as Clay and Elizabeth Roberts as Amber sitting on the steps and going through the marriage counseling book.

If I’ve ever said anything bad about movies in the Christian genre (and you know I have…at least one of them), I am hereby now recanting such negativity because of Old Fashioned. This film is intelligently witty, competently profound, and most of all poignant (being released just in time to battle a … Continue reading

God of Second Chances in STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS | FCC 46

This is a promotional image for the film STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS that features Benedict Cumberbatch as the villain Khan.

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we pick up a man named Khan as we look for Christian themes in STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS. Can Mr. Spock and Captain Kirk show us how internal our struggle with God really is? How is Admiral Pike like God…as in, a … Continue reading

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE | Monday Movie Review

This is an image from the film KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE that features Colin Firth as Gallahad and a gang behind him.

Kingsman: The Secret Service has an attitude problem: it thinks it is the best and most original spy movie available to the known world. Throughout the film, the dialogue is sharp to express out loud the flaws and shortcomings of the genre’s most notable entries (James Bond, Jason Bourne, etc.) and then … Continue reading

The Missional Heart in GODZILLA | FCC 45

This is an image from the film GODZILLA that shows Godzilla walking toward a huge, orange explosion with the skyline under him.

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we fight the MUTO from Hawaii to San Francisco as we look for Christian themes in Legendary’s GODZILLA. What can we learn from Ford’s change to a missional heart? That we should just let go and let God…zilla? All that and more … Continue reading

JUPITER ASCENDING | Monday Movie Review

This is a promotional image for the film JUPITER ASCENDING with Mila Kunis as Jupiiter Jones, Channing Tatum as Caine Wise, and the planet Jupiter behind them.

I really wanted to love Jupiter Ascending, the Wachowskis’s latest big-screen adventure. After seeing it in 3D, I couldn’t get over how beautiful it all looked. The futuristic cityscapes, the outer space sequences, and the expansive use of the color palette throughout the whole picture was impressively lush. After those few seconds of … Continue reading

Spirit and Truth in THE WINTER SOLDIER | FCC 44

This is an image from the film THE WINTER SOLDIER that features Chris Evans as Steve Rogers and Sebastian Stan as the Winter Soldier.

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we take the elevator beneath the Triskelion and look for Christian themes in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER. What can we learn from SHIELD and HYDRA’s solution to the world’s depravity? Are they acting in spirit and in truth like Captain America? … Continue reading

Fitting Together Perfectly in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY | FCC 43

This is an image from the film GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY that features Chris Pratt as Star-Lord as he flies the Milano.

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we crank up the Blue Swede and fight the Dark Aster as we look for Christian themes in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. What business do a thief, two thugs, an assassin, and a maniac have in the Kingdom of God? Will they … Continue reading

AMERICAN SNIPER | Monday Movie Review

This is an image from the film AMERICAN SNIPER that features Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle as he lines up his rifle for a shot.

As endearingly as Bradley Cooper plays American war hero Chris Kyle, the story of director Clint Eastwood’s latest film American Sniper still revolves around the sin of murder and its harrowing after-effects on those forced to commit it in times of war. But despite what some people are forcing themselves to … Continue reading

Paraclete in RETURN OF THE KING | FCC 42

This is an image from the film RETURN OF THE KING that features Elijah Wood and Frodo Baggins holding the Ring over the fires of Mount Doom.

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we finally simply walk into Mordor as we find Christian themes in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. What is the one thing that separates Frodo from Smeagol? How is Aragorn the next Christ-figure? All that and more … Continue reading