THE DARK KNIGHT RISES: Faith and Salvation | FCC 69

This image from THE DARK KNIGHT RISES shows Batman.

In The Dark Knight Rises, the character of Bruce Wayne/Batman has to develop a childlike faith in order to escape the Lazarus Pit. Selina Kyle/Catwoman needs the Clean Slate for salvation, and Batman can provide it. In this episode of the Finding Christ In Cinema podcast, we discuss these and many more Christian … Continue reading

THE DARK KNIGHT: Empathy and the Watchman | FCC 63

This image from THE DARK KNIGHT shows Heath Ledger as the Joker holding a gun.

“Why does God let bad things happen to good people?” Everyone asks it, but most people may not have a good answer if they even have an answer at all. In this episode, we use The Dark Knight to better understand the answer to this faith-defining (and sometimes faith-defying) question.  For your … Continue reading

EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS | Monday Movie Review

This is an image from the film EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS that features Christian Bale as Moses and Ben Kingsley as Nun discussing Moses's real origin.

Just to get it out there: I was overly disappointed with Exodus: Gods and Kings. At times, too much spectacle floods the scene, and the drama is desert dry in others. Putting the “gyp” in Egypt, this film is swindled and dwindled at every corner from the original power of the familiar, … Continue reading

Fear of the Lord in BATMAN BEGINS | FCC 27

This is a promotional image for the film BATMAN BEGINS that features the silhouette of Batman against a sepia-toned sunrise.

On this episode of Finding Christ In Cinema, we go down Christopher Nolan’s Batcave for the first time as we look for Christian themes in Batman Begins. Bruce Wayne embraces fear in order to stop the villains of Gotham. Does this symbolize Batman’s own “fear of the Lord?” All that … Continue reading

FCC 19: Christian Themes in THE PRESTIGE | Movie Podcast

This is a promotional image for the film THE PRESTIGE, and it features Hugh Jackman as Angier, Christian Bale as Borden, and Scarlett Johansson as Olivia.

On this episode of Finding Christ In Cinema, we fall through the trapdoor and into the water tank as we look for Christian themes in THE PRESTIGE. What can we learn about the contest between Angier and Borden? Does Nikola Tesla represent God in the film? All that and more … Continue reading

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