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 way to use good stories to soften people's hearts.

FCC 14: Your Favorite Movies from a Christian Perspective

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On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we discuss what it means to Find Christ In Cinema. We’ll talk about the Apostle Paul using culture to spread the Good News, what it means to guard our hearts, and how we hope we are fulfilling the Great Commission. All that … Continue reading

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST | Monday Movie Review

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I apologize for not posting a Monday Movie Review last week. I saw Maleficent, but I just wasn’t stirred enough by it to review it for the site. And as I’ll be leaving for Mexico this Saturday, I wanted to leave the MMR on a positive note…which means X-Men: Days of Future Past. X-Men: … Continue reading

FCC 13: Christian Themes in “Signs”

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On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we roam the crop circles of rural Pennsylvania and look for Christian themes in M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs. Is Reverend Graham Hess a dwelling place for demons? Will his hope ever replace his fear? All that and more in 3…2…1! Signs: Not … Continue reading

FCC 12: Christian Themes in “The Hunger Games”

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On this episode of Finding Christ In Cinema, we take the Capitol Train from District 12 to the Arena and look for Christian themes in The Hunger Games. Are we dead in our sins like Primrose Everdeen? Does Jesus volunteer as tribute in our place? All that and more in 3…2…1! … Continue reading

BLENDED | Monday Movie Review

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To be honest, I was kinda reluctant to even watch this film. However, I was in the mood for a movie, and the two films at my hometown’s twin theater (“twin” meaning it only has two screens) were Godzilla and Blended. And since I reviewed the monster movie last week, I thought Blended would be a … Continue reading

FCC 11: Christian Themes in “Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones”

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On this episode of Finding Christ In Cinema, we fly to Kamino to witness the creation of the Clone Army and find Christian themes in STAR WARS II: ATTACK OF THE CLONES. Is the Jedi Code just as broken as the Law of the Old Testament? Will there ever be … Continue reading

Monday Movie Review #9: Godzilla

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Legendary’s Godzilla stomps through silver screens all over the world in its first weekend – and ultimately finds his home in your heart. Godzilla has to live up to the hype. Godzilla…Lord of the Lizards…King of the Monsters…has returned. Admit it: when you first started hearing about a new Godzilla movie, you got just … Continue reading

FCC 10: More Christian Themes in “Chamber of Secrets”

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On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we find ourselves before the graven image of Salazar Slytherin once again as we find more Christian themes in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Those mandrakes are ugly as sin… That’s right! Grab your earmuffs and tighten your grip because … Continue reading

Monday Movie Review #8: Heaven Is For Real

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Occasionally campy, Heaven Is For Real gives a truthful glimpse into the struggle between doubt and faith. This week’s Monday Movie Review hones in on Heaven Is For Real – the film adaptation of the book of the same name. I had a feeling I would enjoy this film better than other certain … Continue reading

FCC 09: Christian Themes in “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”

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Let’s sneak off to the girls’ lavatory on the second floor and see if we can find any Christian themes in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. We’re going back to the Wizarding World, but you can leave the Hogwarts Express back at Platform 9 3/4. Instead, we’re taking … Continue reading

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