BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Compassion and Sympathy | FCC 143

In Disney’s 2017 live-action remake of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Belle (played by Emma Watson) shows compassion on the Beast (played by Dan Stevens) which saves and restores him and his castle in the end. Join us as we discuss these Christian themes and so much more on the Finding … 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

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

STAR WARS EPISODE VI: Kindness and Repentance | FCC 68

This image from STAR WARS EPISODE VI show Luke Skywalker holding a green lightsaber with Darth Vader in the background.

In Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Luke Skywalker’s kindness leads to his father Darth Vader’s repentance. In this episode of the Finding Christ In Cinema podcast, we discuss the Christian themes of kindness and gentleness as a part of the fruit of the Spirit and how that fruit can … Continue reading

PIXELS | Monday Movie Review

This image from PIXELS shows Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, and Michelle Monaghan as they stand in front of a giant Pacman.

Everyone has heard how scathing the reviews are, but Pixels is not that bad. It is full of some exciting graphics and some compelling action sequences all scattered amidst a sea of cleverly placed wisps of nostalgia. My only complaint is about the story itself and how I wish it had more … 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

A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES | Monday Movie Review

This is a promotional image for the film A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES that features Liam Neeson staring at a graveyard.

The world of A Walk Among the Tombstones is a world of rich drug lords living in the lofty apartments, homeless shaming and grotesque murders developing on the streets below, and the twain meeting more often than not. Illegal drugs, however, aren’t the only drugs that run amok; alcoholism also permeates the steamy city sidewalks … Continue reading

BELIEVE ME | Monday Movie Review

This is an image from the film BELIEVE ME that features rock star Gabriel leading a crowd in worship.

This week’s Monday Movie Review pick Believe Me comes from the Christ and Pop Culture Podcast #93. In this episode, alongside Derek Jeter’s curtain call and Bill Simmons’s suspension from ESPN, the podcasters speak highly of this film on several levels – mainly that it isn’t your average “Christian” film (like God’s Not … Continue reading

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