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Jedi Jesus: Revealing Christian themes in Star Wars

"How does the Star Wars saga illustrate Christian faith? Read on, young Padawan, for a peek at Christian themes laced into the stories of Star Wars…" Read More

“Mama, what’s my destiny?” Forrest asks. His mother smiles softly and says, “That’s just something you’ll have to figure out for yourself.” Photo from a scene in the film Forest Gump © Paramount Pictures; used with permission.

Listen to God (and Mom) as you navigate through life

The film "Forrest Gump" teaches many valuable life lessons, especially when to talk and listen to Mom. Read More

Jesus confronts the Roman centurion Severus in this scene from The Young Messiah. © 2016 Focus Features. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission.

Delve deeper into Holy Week with Jesus films

“When Scripture becomes script, the camera adds an almost subliminal depth to God’s story,” writes a United Methodist pastor whose book describes the impact Jesus films can have on... Read More

One man's desire to

Movie affirms United Methodist teachings on human trafficking

Film depicts how one man's desire to "do the right thing" turns into a struggle to save others and lift his own life out of despair. Read More

The spiritual practice of Lectio Divina can be made more powerful by comparing it to how enthusiasts approach Star Wars. Star Wars logo by Wikimedia Commons.

Lectio Divina informed by Star Wars

The spiritual practice of Lectio Divina can be made more powerful by comparing it to how enthusiasts approach Star Wars. Read More

Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark in

The Gospel According to The Emmys: A Good Apology

An award-winning actress took advantage of an opportunity to apologize -- and showed us an example of a good apology. Read More

The emotional cast of Inside Out. Artwork courtesy of Pixar Pictures.

Peace of Mind: Mental Health in the Movies

Sermon series from Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. uses modern movies to explore theological themes around mental and emotional health issues. Read More

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There’s always something ‘Greater,’ even if we can’t see it

The film "Greater" explores the life of walk-on football player Brandon Burlesworth and how to keep one's faith when bad things happen to good people. Read More

Bill Murray portrays a TV weatherman who must learn to live from his heart every day in the enduring comedy

Why the best days are ordinary days

Faith calls us to live a Christian life every day, not only on Sundays, holy days or special occasions. Read More

Nashville church welcomes Pokemon Go players to its campus to show interest in them and to promote the church as a place of inclusion. Photo by Steven Adair, United Methodist Communications.

Pokémon Goes to Church

"However we can interact with people, we are called to do so in a loving way," says one church that is welcoming players of a new mobile phone game. Read More