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Blog Entry | Collegiate >
One of the last people you might expect to see in a Christian comedy would be Nick Offerman, aka Ron Swanson of NBC’s Parks and Recreation. But Believe Me (in theaters today) isn’t what you’d expect from a Christian film, either. Co-written and directed by Baylor alumnus Will Bakke, BA ’10, Believe Me is a film that playfully pokes fun at how Christians can sometimes appear to other Christians and non-Christians — challenging both au»
Blog Entry | Relationships >
There hasn’t been a lot of “film” on this “faithfilmandfood” blog lately and it’s time for that to change!People have been making truly remarkable films for over 100 years. Great films have the power to impact us in ways that few other things can. A story that is well-told visually can affect our emotions and thoughts at deep levels,  but with all of the films out there, it can be tough to know where to start. So, in this series of p»
Blog Entry | Culture >
Tired of cheesy Christian family films? Here's a great summary of what does and does not work in the faith-revealing storytelling process.
Blog Entry | Culture >
FROM PEANUTS & POPCORNSome films are so impressively made that they are fascinating to watch but not great to recommend to others. Unfortunately, that is the case with Richard Linklater’s Boyhood... Read more!
Blog Entry | Spiritual Growth >
This was never what Merryn and I expected to happen. I wrote a book about broken dreams. People started reading it. Emails came in from readers. The book got shortlisted for an award. And now they're making a documentary about it. Here's what happened behind-the-scenes of the filming this week! More
Blog Entry | Television >
I had the privilege of leading a discussion on the death of the film critic at Reel Spirituality 2011 in Pasadena, CA. last weekend. Elvis Mitchell (The Treatment), Claudia Puig (USA Today), Mark Pinsky (The Gospel According to the Simpsons), and Gareth Higgins (The Film Talk) joined me in the conversation.
Blog Entry | World >
Yesterday, Paste Magazine featured Coury Deeb, a friend of WiB, on their blog. A few years ago, Coury returned from South Sudan with a goal: create a documentary film that showed the history of the longest running civil war in Africa and the toll it had taken on the Sudanese people. He focused on the water crisis, as well as the need for education and leadership development. His company, Nadus (Sudan spelled backwards) has since moved on to tell»
Blog Entry | Art >
If you were going to support just one film by watching it in theatres this year, this is the one you would need to see. God’s Not Dead, the Christian film recently released this March, accomplishes what every Christian work attempts to do: it provides a high-quality, entertaining experience while simultaneously proclaiming the powerful truths of God’s Word. Kevin Sorbo (of Hercules fame), Shane Harper (Good Luck Charlie, High School Musical 2»
Blog Entry | Culture >
A friend who supervises installations at the Dallas Museum of Art and who always provides excellent movie recommendations sent me a link to a good article. After a group of us attended a workshop at the Dallas International Film Festival, we went out to eat, and over Mexican food we discussed the difference between "faith-adjacent" and "faith-based" films. With that in mind, my friend sent me a URL that took me to "Confessions of a Film Critic."»