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My Take on Pixar’s “Inside Out” — Brilliant and Beautiful

With each release, Pixar hopes to continue its streak of excellent and beautiful films that exceed the audience’s ever-growing expectations. With Inside Out, Pixar has delivered.

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dc Talk and the Influence of Faith-Fortifying Songs

20 years later, I’m revisiting “Jesus Freak.” Here is what has surprised me.

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Andrew Peterson’s Tribute to Nashville

I just can’t get enough of Andrew Peterson’s new song about Nashville – “Everybody’s Got a Song.”

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The Hobbit and the Video-Gamization of Movies

Much of The Hobbit was about as enjoyable as watching someone else play a high-definition video game. In other words, not very.

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LOST at 10: Still Lost After All These Years

Why did this show draw such attention? And why did it prove ultimately unsatisfying for so many viewers?

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Vertigo: Revisiting Hitchcock’s Masterpiece

In “Sight and Sound’s” 2012 poll, Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 film, Vertigo, supplanted Citizen Kane as the greatest film of all time.

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Learning from Rich Mullins – a Ragamuffin at the Door of God’s Mercy

Rich Mullins was a sinner and a saint, like all believers in Jesus, and this movie does a good job showing us both aspects of Rich’s life.

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18 Principles from Pixar’s Culture

18 quotes from “Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration”

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How Christians Are Responding to the Noah Movie

It’s a movie that’s made waves among evangelicals, but let’s be honest: we’re not all in the same boat here. In fact, I struggle to remember any film that has drawn so much praise and criticism from churchgoing Christians.

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9 Magazines Worth Subscribing To

Most magazines are relatively cheap (they get their revenue from ad sales, not from subscriptions). Also, magazines provide a quick and easy way of seeing what’s going on in different segments of our culture.
Here are a few magazines I subscribe to, and some reasons why you might consider taking out a subscription as well.

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