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.

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”

Salazar Slytherin's Chamber of Secrets

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

Monday Movie Review #7: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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Amazing performances and electrifying scenes may not save The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from lean and hungry characters, but you should still see it. This second installment of the new-and-improved Spider-Man series just finished a stellar first-weekend run. I’ve had so many friends and colleagues solidify via social media the “greatness” of this … Continue reading

FCC 08: Christian Themes in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

Join us as we arrive at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and look for Christian themes in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The Sorcerer’s Stone : An Introduction to the Wizarding World Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone first hit English shelves in the summer of 1997 and then crossed … Continue reading

FCC 07: Christian Themes in “The Princess Bride”

Join us as we cross the eel-infested waters to the land of Florin and seek out Christian themes in the 1987 blockbuster hit The Princess Bride. I like Fezzik’s transformation into a slave to righteousness. One of my favorite characters in The Princess Bride is Fezzik. It tickles me not … Continue reading

Monday Movie Review #6: Noah

This week’s Monday Movie Review is on Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. And even though I’m sure those who read this article will most likely be familiar with the story as told in Genesis, I’m still going to give out a SPOILER ALERT in regards to the movie’s plot. I’ll start the … Continue reading

FCC 06: Christian Themes in “Toy Story”

Let’s catch up with Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the gang and seek out Christian themes in the debut Disney/Pixar feature-length film Toy Story. Toy Story is “A Visionary Roller-Coaster Ride of a Movie.” And I’m quoting Roger Ebert’s original four star review on that one. In 1995, my little sister … Continue reading

Mid-Week Movie Review: God’s Not Dead

The film God’s Not Dead has just made it through its first weekend, and it has gained plenty of momentum. But can it serve as the witnessing tool that it’s meant to be, or is it just another “noisy gong or clanging cymbal”? (By the way, SPOILER ALERT.) Whenever a Biblical / … Continue reading

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