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The Year in Liturgical Cinema: Easter

Note: “The Liturgical Year in Cinema” is an ongoing series, a personal exploration of the thematic connections between the Christian calendar and films. We celebrated Easter Sunday on March 27. This installment explores the connection between our personal Christologies and the cinematic Christ in the sub-genre of Jesus films. It’s come and gone. Easter. Resurrection Sunday. This […]

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12 Great Films About Christianity

There is a film genre commonly known as the “Christian movie,” or faith-based film. It’s a genre both beloved by its followers and ridiculed by its critics, known for its heavy-handed messages, saccharine sentimentality, mediocre production value, and troubling theology. I explored the theology behind Christian films in this essay. Thankfully, there are films that […]

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The “Faith” of Faith-Based Films: On Moralistic Therapeutic Deism in Christian Movies

In light of the recent box office success of War Room, the Kendrick brothers’ (Fireproof, Facing the Giants) latest faith-based film, I have a question I’ve been pondering. The vast majority of film critics, both Christian and non-Christian alike, have been quite negative about War Room; it currently sits at 36% on Rotten Tomatoes, and this critique in Christianity Todayis one […]

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