‘Return To The Hiding Place’ Receives Sold-Out Sundance Premiere

| January 20, 2014

Premiering tonight at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival is Return to the Hiding Place, an award-winning faith-based World War II true-life drama about a family risking their lives to save their community from Nazi invasion, starring emerging actress Mimi Sagadin and Lord of the Rings actor John Rhys-Davies. Sagadin stars as the well-known Dutch hero of the Holocaust, Corrie […]

Insights on Downton Abbey

| January 17, 2014

Americans by the millions tuned in to watch the premier of Downton Abbey’s fourth season, eager to enjoy the continuation of the saga of the Earl and Countess of Grantham and their household. According to press reports, 10.2 million Americans watched the first episode, catching up on developments since the end of the third season, which ended […]

A Princess without a Prince

| July 10, 2012

As we pointed out in our last post, Princess Merida is a pretty conventional tomboy. However, “Brave” does not present a conventional happily-ever-after: its Disney princess is the first ever to not get a prince. From the beginning to the end, she is all the man she needs. …Which is handy, because in her world, […]

Can We Have a Braver Princess, Please?

| July 2, 2012

Twenty years ago, our mother walked down the Walmart Pink Isle, past all the Disney-heroine Barbies, Disney-movie-inspired vanity playsets, sequined polyester fish-tail skirts with seashells, and itchy yellow off-shoulder Belle dresses, and decided, “Not for my daughters.” We were 4 and 6, and like most little girls, were each on our quest for the holy […]

Our Response to Rapunzel

| April 19, 2012

Dear Rapunzel, Thank you for your email. We happen to already be familiar with your story as presented in “Tangled,” and even know a little more about your backstory than you do, and so we do have some thoughts for you.

“Children Are a Blessing” Documentary

| April 17, 2012

Join the Moore family in this timely documentary as they briefly expose the evil history of the birth control movement on the 50th anniversary of “the pill.”  Listen as they transparently share their testimony of how God, in His grace and mercy, opened their eyes in spite of their own sinful beginning. Be encouraged as they […]

Soul Surfer: Beaches, Bikinis, and…Bibles?

| April 13, 2011

The following review refers only to the Hollywood movie, Soul Surfer. It is not a critique of the real Bethany Hamilton, her testimony, or her ministry to others. Soul Surfer, the popular new movie produced by secular group TriStar Pictures, is all the rage this week. Heavily marketed to Christians, the film tells the dramatic […]

Mangled: Stay at Home Daughters on the Silver Screen

| December 29, 2010

Disney princesses, who doesn’t love them? Since Snow White’s debut in 1937, the ‘Disney Princess’ line has become a $4 billion franchise, whose merchandise includes everything from miniature ballgowns to designer handbags…for a mere $2.49 one can even purchase their child a personalized phone call from the princess of their choice.1 They’ve become an icon […]