10 Movies That Impacted Me

I was nominated on Facebook for the 10-day Movie Challenge. Every day I had to select an image from a film that has impacted me in some way, present it without a single explanation, and nominate somebody to take the challenge. Here are my ten photos:

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Vocal Proponent of Shallow, Nominally Christian Films Calls For Higher Standards For Film

"It's time to end the compromise and raise our standards for the film industry," father of twelve posted to his Facebook wall last Saturday. "Start saying "no" to the secular Hollywood industry and put your money behind shallow Christian films that reinforce the traditional stereotypes that real Christians everywhere fight against in real-life relationships with … Continue reading Vocal Proponent of Shallow, Nominally Christian Films Calls For Higher Standards For Film

Six Month Anniversary

Hello everyone! Last Thursday, October 23rd, marked the six-month anniversary of my blog. In six months' time I have published: 79 posts Comprising 28 reviews (22 book reviews, 5 film reviews (two of these containing a second, contrasting film review), and 1 song review) 1 "Sons of Asaph" bio followed by 16 song introductions 31 Quotes … Continue reading Six Month Anniversary

The Profanity of Christian Films (that aren’t really Christian)

The Redemption of Henry Myers Network Premier: March 23rd, 2014 DVD release: June 10th, 2014 Dove Rating: 5 Stars for ages 12+ My Rating: 1 star for discerning audiences only It was a better quality film than most Independent Christian Films I've seen. The acting was decent, the cinematography was good. It was watchable...which is … Continue reading The Profanity of Christian Films (that aren’t really Christian)

Rapunzel and Mark Antony Get Tangled

When I first heard that Disney was bringing my favorite princess to the silver screen I was excited. Rapunzel was always one of my favorite fairy tales. As a little girl, I dreamed of having floor-length hair like hers by the time I was 20. But as I reach behind my back and feel the … Continue reading Rapunzel and Mark Antony Get Tangled

Everything a Christian Movie Ought To Be

OctoberBaby ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ There are not many Christian films that I find worth a second watching--much less a third. But this one does. As Gianna Jessen, the inspiration for the film said, "I laughed so hard and cried so hard, and healed." OctoberBaby is a celebration of life, of love, of adoption, of forgiveness, delivering it's … Continue reading Everything a Christian Movie Ought To Be

Courageous VS. The Incredibles

(Contains spoilers for both films) Confession: I am not a fan of Courageous. But before you strip me of my Christian-homeschooler-Southern Baptist-Pastor's Kid-FIC badge of honor, allow me to explain. I understand what the filmmakers were trying to do. I commend their desire to call men to embrace their duties in the home. The opening … Continue reading Courageous VS. The Incredibles

Loving the Unlovable (a closer look at Disney’s “Frozen”)

THE SNOW QUEEN (The inspiration for Disney's hit film, "Frozen" and perhaps C. S. Lewis' book "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" as well) How does Frozen compare with the original fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson? Story: The Snow-Queen is a story of a young girl, Gerda, who sets off on an arduous … Continue reading Loving the Unlovable (a closer look at Disney’s “Frozen”)