Brenden is an educational assistant and tutor by day and a theatre practitioner by night. He has his M.A. in Theatre Arts and is always looking for a good way to use stories to soften peoples' hearts. Find him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter @LeviTheBeliever.

Christian Themes in BLACK PANTHER | FCC 162

This image from BLACK PANTHER shows Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa.

In the Marvel film BLACK PANTHER, Wakanda would be a light to the world if it weren’t for one dark secret. Erik Killmonger has come home to roost, but the merciful King T’Challa stands in his way. Join us as we discuss these Christian themes and so much more in … Continue reading

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI | FCC 161

This image from STAR WARS THE LAST JEDI shows Daisy Ridley as Rey using the Force.

Luke Skywalker is the focus of our Christian themes in STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. Join us as we discuss how he is like the prophet Elijah and how the destruction of the Jedi Order will free him from the toxic guilt he carries from losing Ben Solo. For your … Continue reading

MONSTERS INC. | FCC 160

This image from MONSTERS INC shows Mike and Sulley being scared.

In Disney/Pixar’s 2001 animated feature MONSTERS INC., Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) works on his “I” problem, and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan (voiced by John Goodman) saves the girl with compassion. Join us as we discuss these Christian themes and so much more on this episode of the Finding … Continue reading

FINDING NEMO | FCC 159

This image from FINDING NEMO shows Albert Brooks as Marlin and Ellen DeGeneres as Dory.

In Disney/Pixar epic, underwater tale FINDING NEMO, the young clownfish Nemo meets the wisened Moorish idol Gil. Gil persuades Nemo to help the aquarium fish escape, but Gil experiences a godly sorrow when Nemo almost dies. Struck by fear and despair, Nemo doesn’t believe his father will save him until … Continue reading

2017 Year In Review | FCC 158

This image for our 2017 Year In Review shows Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman and Ansel Elgort in Baby Driver.

As 2017 takes its final bow and 2018 gets ready to enter the stage, we reflect on our moviegoing experiences from the past year and share our favorite films. Brenden lists his Top 5 films released in 2017, and Michael lists his Top 5 films covered on the FCC podcast … Continue reading

A Christmas Carol (1984) | FCC 157

This image from A CHRISTMAS CAROL 1984 shows George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge.

In the 1984 version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Ebenezer Scrooge (played by George C. Scott) goes from being dead in his sins to alive with the spirit of Christmas. Join us as we discuss these Christian themes and so much more on this episode of the Finding Christ In Cinema podcast. … Continue reading

The Man Who Invented Christmas | The Christian Angle

This image from THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS shows Christopher Plummer as Ebenezer Scrooge and Dan Stevens as Charles Dickens.

The Christian Angle on The Man Who Invented Christmas Bleecker Street Media’s latest film The Man Who Invented Christmas is a novel (heh) reflection on a classic story, although there really isn’t anything “novel” about it. The plot premise is tried and considered “antiquated” in some circles, and old hat tricks … Continue reading

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING | FCC 156

This image from SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING shows Spider-Man and Iron Man.

In Marvel’s latest web-slinging hit SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey, Jr.) has been merciless, and the Vulture (played by Michael Keaton) has come home to roost. Peter Parker (played by Tom Holland) starts acting like Tony, but Tony can’t let him do that, so he disciplines the … Continue reading

WONDER WOMAN | FCC 155

This image from WONDER WOMAN shows Gal Gadot as Diana Prince.

In DC Comics’s blockbuster hit WONDER WOMAN, Diana Prince (played by Gal Gadot) lets herself be moved by compassion and then expresses that love to others so as to help, heal, and restore her friends and, ultimately, to save the world. Join us as we discuss these Christian themes and … Continue reading

HALLOWEEN | FCC 154

This image from HALLOWEEN shows Michael Myers looking over the stairs.

In John Carpenter’s classic slasher HALLOWEEN, Laurie Strode (played by Jamie Lee Curtis) has to survive the immoveable Michael Myers, and she does so with the help of Dr. Samuel Loomis (played by Donald Pleasence) – a watchman who walks in the light. Join us as we discuss these Christian … Continue reading

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