Sharing the Miracle in THE GREEN MILE | FCC 26

This is an image from the film THE GREEN MILE that features John Coffey and Paul Edgecomb.
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On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we make it to Death Row during the Great Depression as we look for Christian themes in THE GREEN MILE. John Coffey is a miracle man, and his guard Paul wants to share it. Isn’t this how to fulfill the Great Commission? … Continue reading

LUCY | Monday Movie Review

This is an image from the film LUCY that features Lucy looking through the once-invisible cell phone receptions.

Lucy  is the movie I almost missed. After already being in the theaters for over a month, Lucy was fading quickly from the marquees. I had been excited to see the film since before I left for the City of Children mission trip (as I mentioned in FCC 14), and a friend … Continue reading

Merciful Jesus in LES MISERABLES | FCC 25

This is a promotional image for the film LES MISERABLES that features the young Cosette.
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On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we go back to 19th Century France and look for Christian themes in LES MISERABLES. Is the Bishop in this film a true “vicar” of Christ? What about the merciful Jean Valjean? All that and more in 3…2…1! The Bishop as the … Continue reading

INTO THE STORM | Monday Movie Review

This is an image from the film INTO THE STORM that features a fire tornado in front of a church.

I didn’t know much about Into The Storm at first. In fact, I hadn’t heard anything about it at all until I saw a trailer for it when I went to go see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. And even then, I was divided in my preconception of it. … Continue reading

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