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Good Priests

With Gareth Higgins on August 18, 2014
Good Priests
We don’t hear many stories about good priests these days...

How To Train Your Dragon (or Your Pit Bull): Leadership, Creation Care, and Being the Image of God

With Reed Metcalf on August 11, 2014
How To Train Your Dragon (or Your Pit Bull): Leadership, Creation Care, and Being the Image of God
The argument Hiccup uses in How To Train Your Dragon 2 sounds like Heston’s, but it is actually the same argument used by another activist group—dog lovers.

062 RS Podcast Tarkovsky, Part 2, Andrei Rublev

With Elijah Davidson, Matthew Aughtry, A.C. Neel, and Jonathan Stoner on August 7, 2014
062 RS Podcast Tarkovsky, Part 2, Andrei Rublev
We watch and then immediately discuss Andrei Tarkovsky's Andrei Rublev.

The Proximity Problem - Hank and Asha

With Kevin Marks on August 4, 2014
The Proximity Problem - Hank and Asha
In Hank and Asha, we have a wonderful example of friends who become lovers (sort of), but remain true to themselves. Theirs is a technology of learning and exposure, not of cloaking and artifice...

Alternate Takes

With Elijah Davidson on July 28, 2014
Alternate Takes
What are we, Reel Spirituality, going to do about this other than campaign for this repositioning? What practical steps are we going to take to help you, our readers, and the broader film-loving community better value other perspectives?

061 RS Podcast Tarkovsky, Part 1, Stalker

With Elijah Davidson, Matthew Aughtry, A.C. Neel, and Jonathan Stoner on July 24, 2014
061 RS Podcast Tarkovsky, Part 1, Stalker
We watch and then immediately discuss Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker.

Cigarettes and Toilet Hooch - Power Economies on Orange is the New Black

With Matthew Pittman on July 21, 2014
Cigarettes and Toilet Hooch - Power Economies on Orange is the New Black
The darkness around Piper is the zero-sum power dynamics of prison. What power one inmate gains is necessarily ceded from another. But the economy of God’s kingdom is not finite.

Guess Who’s Coming to the Kegger - 22 Jump Street and Contemporary Masculinity

With Gareth Higgins on July 13, 2014
Guess Who’s Coming to the Kegger - 22 Jump Street and Contemporary Masculinity
The audience was almost expecting it; they weren’t laughing nervously as audiences often do when something happens in a movie that might be considered a little too gay for mainstream sensibilities. They were with the characters, enjoying their interplay, smiling at the fact that they were happy. And if they kissed - not bothered at all...

060 RS Podcast One Year Road Trip

With Elijah Davidson with the Webb Family on July 10, 2014
060 RS Podcast One Year Road Trip
The Webb family is setting off on a one year, fifty state road trip. Find out why.

Protestant Jesus Movies of the 30s and 40s

With Rev. Peter Malone (MSC) on June 30, 2014
Protestant Jesus Movies of the 30s and 40s
Rev. Peter Malone explores a few "Jesus movies" made by Protestants in the 1930s and 1940s under the Hays Code.
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