Category Archives: Movies

Bill and Ted’s Exegetical Adventure

I recently had the privilege of writing “10 Sci-Fi Movies That Can Help Shape Your Theology” for RELEVANT Magazine’s website.

There is one important film I neglected to include… no, no, not LEFT BEHIND.

The two modern film icons most triumphantly apt to help shape and inform the modern church are yes, Bill S. Preston, Esq., and Ted “Theodore” Logan. For it’s no stretch to say that the 21st century church is, like Bill and Ted, flunking history. Continue reading


A Video Essay on Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life”

I saw the “The Tree of Life” three times in theaters.  The first viewing resulted in an experience that I only know to call… transcendent.  That is to say I found something internally had been awakened.  Deep places of emotional territory, the areas that connect me with all of humanity and all of creation, had been stirred.  So I returned a few nights later to see if the experience could be repeated.  If I was dunked under the water again, would I emerge changed a second time?  A third?

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