Articles on Pop Culture

For the first time, I watched a live-action superhero movie, and the main character was a woman. “Wonder Woman” has seen major box office success. The film has surpassed “Deadpool” in its earnings, making it the second highest grossing comic... Continue...

I was young when I first saw the Academy Award-winning film, “To Kill A Mockingbird” on VHS. I certainly didn’t understand every aspect of what was happening in the story, but what I picked up on had me in tears.... Continue...

Warning: Spoilers ahead. Longtime fans of Downton Abbey probably guessed that the show would end with a Christmas special. And they were right; at least, partly right. To be more precise, Downton ended on New Year’s Day, 1926. It turns... Continue...

Obviously, all comic-book, super-hero movies create a fiction. That’s the point. Good normally triumphs over evil on a grand stage as the super-hero’s and the villain’s powers are pitted against each other.   But previous PG-13 rated super-hero movies, such... Continue...

Recently, my son (and pastor) Jedidiah asked me to preach on “ the Christian and entertainment” as part of a series touching on our work, money, politics, relationships, and more as Christians. I had a week to prepare, and I... Continue...

Dan Darling sits down with Mike Cosper to talk about his book The Stories We Tell: How TV and Movies Long for and Echo the Truth. Cosper discussess how to think more deeply about the stories we consume. Cosper is one of the... Continue...

Welcome to Questions and Ethics. This is Russell Moore, and today we are having a very special conversation with David Oyelowo who is the actor in the new movie, Selma, playing Martin Luther King, Jr. I saw that movie right... Continue...

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity,... Continue...

Ridley Scott's Exodus movie recently released, provoking thoughtful discussion on this important part of redemptive history. As always, it’s important for us to reference God’s Word—not Hollywood—in order to find out what really happened. A few years ago, Russell Moore... Continue...

This Washington Post report about Bill Cosby is profoundly disturbing. We have to acknowledge that he has yet to be tried in a court of law. Still, this story stirs up in me two feelings that I suspect are common... Continue...