When the name Green Book was read aloud as the winner of Best Picture at the 91st Oscars last week, it erupted a firestorm of controversy. While some pronounced the film as outdated and problematic in its portrayal of racial issues in today’s culture, others defended the film and authenticity. This week, we welcome back… [Read More]
Del Toro employs an interesting device to illuminate the issues: biblical stories.
Have you heard of The Shack? Spending an incredible 70 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller lists, Wm. Paul Young’s The Shack is nothing short of a cultural phenomenon. Upon the release of the official film adaptation on Friday, March 3rd, 2017, we had the opportunity to speak with the book’s author, Wm. Paul Young, to discuss… [Read More]
A decade ago, I read Paul Young’s novel The Shack, and became intrigued by what I might ask God if I were face-to-face with the Almighty Creator of the Universe. If we’re honest with ourselves, seeing loved ones suffer and die is often the greatest challenge to our faith. For Young, the story revolved around… [Read More]
This week on the show, Chris Utley joins Steve to talk diversity in the Oscars and their response to last years #OscarsSoWhite controversy! Plus, they also look at the Oscar-nominated film, HIDDEN FIGURES and the cultural impact of breaking barriers of race and gender! Want to continue to conversation at home? Click the link below… [Read More]
The Great Gilly Hopkins is a story about the meaning of family. [It is] based on the long-popular YA book by Katherine Paterson (which won a National Book Award and a Newbery Honor).