Movie Night: You Can’t Take it With You

In morality “plays” (whether on stage, in books, or on screen), we often are blessed by clear examples of what to do or what not to do. We see ourselves or others in characters. The best fiction, from Greek tragedies to comic books, is so well-written that it causes us to authentically sympathize with characters […]

Movie Night: Holiday

Contrary to what might seem obvious, many people get the blues around Christmastime not because they are listening to weak, pop-star Christmas albums instead of Ray Charles’ The Spirit of Christmas.1 As I understand it, many are discouraged because they think greed and commercialization now rule the holiday season. At least Charlie Brown sees this […]

Movie Night: No Highway in the Sky

From time to time I will write articles here to discuss movies that promote Christian ideals in one way or another. These movies are worth watching not only because they are well made, but also because they are worth our careful consideration in light of truths from Scripture. I suppose James Stewart is on many […]

Movie Night: High Noon

From time to time I will write articles here to discuss movies that promote Christian ideals in one way or another. These movies are worth watching not only because they are well made, but also because they are worth our careful consideration in light of truths from Scripture. High Noon (1952) is a pleasure to […]

Movie Night: Mildred Pierce

From time to time, I recommend movies that teach valuable lessons for Christians to consider. Mildred Pierce (1945, Warner Bros.) is worth watching if only to see Joan Crawford at her best. It’s an engaging drama that begins with a shooting and then covers the significant events that led to the murder. The story is […]

Movie Night: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

German philosopher Immanuel Kant rightly observed that a human being cannot learn to practice perfect justice during this lifetime (Jesus is the exception, of course).1 For example, Christians may understand the logical structure of the Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12) and know that the Golden Rule is true, and yet all Christians spend their entire lives […]

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