The Arts and Childhood

I was recently listening to a podcaster who mentioned wanting to see a movie coming out about a character we all loved from childhood and a loss of innocence. Other than what he said, I know nothing about the movie but from his description, I'm not likely to see it. But he also mentioned one …

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Christ and Culture: The Miraculous Message in Encanto

But by missing the grace, by infantilizing the men, by ignoring the evident Christian themes to prove a completely separate point, their story loses its heart, because the miracle, the Encanto, was to be loved by a father so much that he gave his life so his family might live.

Christ and Culture: Heaven On Earth and a Little Bit of Faith in Raya (Part 2)

In the last installment, we talked about the utopian aspects of Raya and the Last Dragon and how true unity and peace can only be found in Christ. Here we will talk about the deeper religious aspects of this film and what that implies about our own culture. Though our culture tries to escape it, …

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Christ and Culture: Heaven On Earth and a Little Bit of Faith in Raya (Part 1)

As I am a mom, I happen to watch a lot of movies nowadays. Some I enjoy more than others, but I watch a lot of them regardless. I’ve noticed that there are a few in particular that my daughter loves. At the time of my writing this, my daughter had been sick for about …

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Remember Me – Family Stories, Lost and Found

What stories do you know about your family? Perhaps you have seen or heard of the movie Coco produced by Pixar. It is a sweet tale of a boy who longs to be a musician (and has a great talent for it), but because of circumstances in his family's past, music is forbidden. Like, seriously, one character …

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