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The Finest Hours


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Room is a story about surviving impossible circumstances and about processing trauma and learning to adjust to a new life once you’ve been set free.

Coming Attractions: Films for Advent – Series Overview


Shake off the season’s familiarity, and wake up to Advent with our newest study guide series.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2: Confronting Death

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Can anything overcome death’s terrible threat?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1: Dark Days

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Harry and his friends struggle to make it through trying times in the first part of the past film in the Harry Potter series.

Half Blood Prince poster

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Awakening Love

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Love is in the air and in the chocolates in this sixth installment in the Harry Potter franchise.

order of the phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Closed Doors

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Dumbledore, like God so often, stays silent despite Harry’s protests for answers.

Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Fate or Freedom

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The Goblet of Fire belches forth complications concerning Harry’s fate.

Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Expect a Protector

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There’s a lot to be afraid of in the wizarding world. Harry Potter learns to handle his fear.

chamber of secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Revealing Hidden Things

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Harry Potter is keeping secrets, and his friends are getting hurt.

the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Good Vs. Evil

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Harry Potter’s world is full of good and evil. How can Harry tell them apart?

The Dark Knight – Fear Itself


As it rushes on and Gotham is besieged by terror—terror initiated by both Gotham’s villains and heroes—The Dark Knight constructs an increasingly complex moral landscape. The characters we assume to be good are increasingly twisted toward evil by the film’s events…

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Short Documentaries on Immigration


Two short films dealing with immigration.

Movies for Lent – Series Overview


Lent is a time of suspense, a time of darkness, a time to meditate on the need for resurrection in our own lives, the lives of our communities, and our world. Resurrection is coming, but it isn’t here yet…

Movies for Lent, Week 1 – Betrayal (Casablanca)


Our focus this first week of Lent is on betrayal, and betrayal is the perfect theme to begin with, because betrayal—expecting and wanting a good thing, but finding something bad instead—is at the heart of everything we will focus on throughout Lent…

Movie for Lent, Week 2 – Conviction (To Kill A Mockingbird)


Our focus this second week is on conviction. We all deserve conviction for breaking either God’s laws or society’s. Is there any escape from our guilt?

Movie for Lent, Week 5 – Pain (Rocky 3)


Christians, historically, haven’t dealt well with physical aspects of our being. We’ve long maintained a divide between the physical and the spiritual aspects of our lives. We tried to negate the physical, called it “the flesh,” and pinned all our sins to it. We’ve repressed it. We’ve avoided it. We’ve tried to hide it.

The Avengers – Participate in the Story


The Avengers are rallying around the audience. They are fighting on behalf of the people in the theater seats watching them on the silver screen. The Avengers assemble for us. And this, I think, is this series’ greatest strength…

Spider-Man – A Divided Man


Peter Parker has responsibilities to his friends and family and the city. How can he balance them? How can we learn how to balance our lives from his struggles? Might Spider-Man have something to say to married and single folk alike?

Wolverine – Holding Onto Life With Both Claws


All the problems are the result of one man’s fear of death. Rather than life the lifespan appointed to him and pass on his legacy to the next generation, Yashida clings foolishly to life and threatens to take anyone else’s life he needs to take to ensure he stays alive…

Iron Man – Real Enemies and Real Peace


How might a more permanent peace be established? It would, necessarily, involve moving past fear. It would also, necessarily, involve the destruction of all weapons. It would also involve continuously rejecting violence…