WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY: Humility and Light | FCC 110

This promotional image from WILLY WONKA shows all the characters in cartoon form.

Charlie Bucket is a humble boy whose humility shines brightly in a dark and weary world. We’ll discuss this and other Christian themes we found in WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY on this episode of the Finding Christ In Cinema podcast. For your convenience you will find each podcast … Continue reading

INTERSTELLAR: For God So Loved The World | FCC 71

This image from INTERSTELLAR shows the Endurance flying through space.

Christopher Nolan’s science fiction epic Interstellar illustrates the kind of love that transcends time and space. In this episode of Finding Christ In Cinema, we compare that kind of love to God’s love for us. For your convenience you will find each podcast segment at the time referenced below: 00:00:00 – Introduction … Continue reading

SPECIAL: Secular Films | FCC 70

This image is of people sitting in a movie theater shielding themselves from the screen.

Should Christians watch secular films? Can we really use them to share Jesus, or should we just avoid them? In this episode of the Finding Christ In Cinema podcast, we give our answers to this important question and offer our advice on Christian discernment and what it takes to be … Continue reading

BIG HERO 6: Revenge and the Holy Spirit | FCC 61

This promotional image from BIG HERO 6 shows the six heroes lined up side by side.

Disney/Marvel’s Big Hero 6 is a film that is full of Christian imagery and themes. In this episode of the Finding Christ In Cinema podcast, we’ll dig into two of those themes – revenge and the Holy Spirit – in order to help you use this film to share the Gospel … Continue reading

Repentance in APOLLO 13 | FCC 59

This image from APOLLO 13 shows the crew boarding the rocket.

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we blast off to the Moon and look for Christian themes in Apollo 13. Can the crew of Apollo 13 repent from their mistaken adventure? Can Ken Mattingly give the crew the power they need to live…like Jesus? All that and more in … Continue reading

Seeing Beyond in THE GIVER | FCC 48

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.

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we get our daily injection and go up to the Ceremony as we look for Christian themes in THE GIVER. Is Baby Gabriel a good fig or a bad fig? What about Jonas’s ability to “see beyond”? All that and more in … Continue reading

Spirit and Truth in THE WINTER SOLDIER | FCC 44

This is an image from the film THE WINTER SOLDIER that features Chris Evans as Steve Rogers and Sebastian Stan as the Winter Soldier.

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we take the elevator beneath the Triskelion and look for Christian themes in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER. What can we learn from SHIELD and HYDRA’s solution to the world’s depravity? Are they acting in spirit and in truth like Captain America? … Continue reading

Fitting Together Perfectly in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY | FCC 43

This is an image from the film GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY that features Chris Pratt as Star-Lord as he flies the Milano.

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we crank up the Blue Swede and fight the Dark Aster as we look for Christian themes in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. What business do a thief, two thugs, an assassin, and a maniac have in the Kingdom of God? Will they … Continue reading

Paraclete in RETURN OF THE KING | FCC 42

This is an image from the film RETURN OF THE KING that features Elijah Wood and Frodo Baggins holding the Ring over the fires of Mount Doom.

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we finally simply walk into Mordor as we find Christian themes in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. What is the one thing that separates Frodo from Smeagol? How is Aragorn the next Christ-figure? All that and more … Continue reading

The Lamb of God in THE TWO TOWERS | FCC 41

This is an image from the film TWO TOWERS that features Frodo, Sam, and Smeagol as they are being captured.

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we get to the Black Gate of Mordor only to be caught by Faramir as we look for Christian themes in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Why does Samwise change his mind about Smeagol? Is it because Frodo is the … Continue reading

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