What makes a good “Christian” movie?
What makes a Christian movie? Can you define it based on its themes and subjects? Or is it all in whom it’s marketed at?
Alissa Wilkinson is a film critic at Vox, where she covers film and culture. Before writing at Vox, Alissa was critic-at-large at Christianity Today. We discuss the role of religion in film, whether “Christian” or not, what her favorite films are and more on this week’s show.
During Signs of the Times, our weekly Catholic news update, we discuss whether the Catholic-imagination themed Met Gala was offensive or awesome, what some churches are doing to aid immigrants in the midst of destructive decrees from the Trump administration and whether non-Catholic spouses might be able to receive communion at Mass.
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Links from the show:
- Why the Met Gala is a good thing for Catholicism
- Sessions: "Zero-tolerance" policy may cause families to be split at border
- Catholic groups decry end to Temporary Protected Status for Hondurans
- Dallas-area immigrants apply for Catholic church-issued IDs to ease deportation fears
- Pope Francis asks German bishops to find agreement on Communion for non-Catholic spouses
- Paul Ryan reinstates Jesuit as House Chaplain
- Directory for the Application of Principles and Norms on Ecumenism
What's on tap?
Miami Vice, Zac's mom's favorite drink, in honor of her graduation.