How might your pop culture fandom resonate with your faith? Josh Larsen, editor of Think Christian, talks with TC writers about the latest in TV, movies, music, and more, exploring the ways popular culture and its cultivators interact with God’s story.
A Christian Defense of Horror, Part II (Relic, Candyman ’92)
On the eve of another Halloween, Joe George and Abby Olcese join Josh once again to discuss a Christian approach to the horror genre, this time focusing on 1992’s Candyman and the recent Australian film Relic.
Josh, Sarah, and Aarik discuss a few of the essays in our latest ebook, Pop Psalms: How our favorite pop, rock, hip hop, and country songs echo the wisdom literature of the Bible. Get your free copy at thinkchristian.net/poppsalms.
Conspiracy Theories (Tenet, Lovecraft Country)
Many Christians have become enamored with harmful conspiracy theories in recent years. What do Christopher Nolan’s Tenet and HBO’s Lovecraft Country, both steeped in conspiratorial plots, say about the allure of untruth? Josh, Claude, and JR. investigate.
Quarantine Hymns (Taylor Swift’s folklore, Billie Eilish’s “my future”)
Artists in isolation during COVID-19 have released surprise songs about loneliness and self-reflection. How might the likes of Taylor Swift’s folklore and Billie Eilish’s “my future” speak to us as Christians?
Holy Nonsense (Muppets Now, Floor is Lava)
Does silliness have theological significance? Josh, Michelle, and Aarik look to Muppets Now and Floor is Lava for answers — and fun.
Time (Palm Springs, The Old Guard)
Time is a curse in both Palm Springs and The Old Guard, two new streaming movies. How should Christians think about time, and use the time we’ve been given? Josh, Sarah, and Joe discuss in light of the Andy Samberg romantic comedy and the Charlize Theron action flick.
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Insightful, exciting commentary that will teach you more about the art you already love and point the way to art you'll love in the future.
It would be easy to assume that there is no place for a Christian based discussion in relevant pop culture. Josh and his guests would prove you wrong. Thoughtful discussions that never fall into the trap that most Christian criticism falls into: judgement. I love the inclusiveness of the debates and the not always obvious tie ins to scripture. Well worth a listen.
I enjoy hearing what Josh and his guests are thinking about and discussing. It's a good extension of some of the comments I hear from him on Filmspotting.