“Enter Batgirl, Exit Penguin” — Batman Rewatch 2018

Holy flashbacks, Batman! I was raised on Adam West and Burt Ward’s Batman TV series. Every time we visited my grandparents’, my grandpa produced a new video tape of episodes he’d been taping since our last visit. The 1960s show — in all its unapologetically campy and cheesy brilliance — is one of the earliest shows … More “Enter Batgirl, Exit Penguin” — Batman Rewatch 2018

Good Friday: When Jesus Decided NOT to Make Israel Great Again

Today is Good Friday, remembering the day when crowds demanded to crucify a man who was supposed — and had utterly failed — to make Israel great again. Israel has long and powerful legacy of being great. All Abrahamic religions clearly identify them as God’s chosen people: promised to become a great nation, one through … More Good Friday: When Jesus Decided NOT to Make Israel Great Again

Diversity in Hollywood: The Power (and Limits) of Narratives

I’ve always been a bit of a reluctant blonde. I don’t dislike my hair color, but blonde has never felt like me. I wasn’t a cheerleader. I have never cared about makeup or fashion. Growing up, I was the one who was good at school. I’d also worn glasses since age five, and I was … More Diversity in Hollywood: The Power (and Limits) of Narratives

10 Quotes From My Favorite Christian Authors

I’ve written plenty about C.S. Lewis, whose writings — fiction and nonfiction alike — have challenged, sharpened, and encouraged my faith more than any other Christian author. But I haven’t spent as much time on some of the many other Christian authors whose writing has expanded my view of God and helped me live my … More 10 Quotes From My Favorite Christian Authors

Arrow & Kreisberg: Just an Illusion of Inclusion & Equity?

The CW’s expanding collection of DC Comics shows have been my favorite for a while. I’ve deeply admired the ways showrunner Greg Berlanti and his staff write strong female characters, aren’t afraid to have POC love interests, and have — again and again — cast their shows with actors who more accurately reflect the ethnic diversity … More Arrow & Kreisberg: Just an Illusion of Inclusion & Equity?

Glossary: How to Talk About America’s Racial Wounds — With Pop Culture Examples

Hey there. If you’ve been following the news, then you’re likely aware that hundreds of (literal, flag-carrying) American Nazis recently marched around Charlottesville, Virginia, carrying tiki torches, injured 19 people, and killed a woman. America’s racial wounds. They’re a thing. White Americans have spent over 400+ years, since we first started living on this continent, … More Glossary: How to Talk About America’s Racial Wounds — With Pop Culture Examples

19 C.S. Lewis Quotes for When a Christ-Centered Life Is Too Obnoxiously Hard

I’ve known about C.S. Lewis since I was young. Growing up, my mom read us The Chronicles of Narnia before bed. One of the most unique things about C.S. Lewis is that pretty much all Christians — whether liberal or conservative; regardless of denomination — tend to like his writing. A British novelist and Oxford-educated … More 19 C.S. Lewis Quotes for When a Christ-Centered Life Is Too Obnoxiously Hard

Racism & Injustice: Checklist for Those Engaging With It + an Extra List for White Allies

Are you earnestly and authentically seeking to engage with dialogue around racism and systemic injustice? Sweet. You’re probably exhausted. Here are a few reminders: Sleep. Go to bed at 8pm if you need to. Rest. Eat. Get full meals. Make sure you have protein. Sugar and caffeine aren’t substitutes for real food. Get up from … More Racism & Injustice: Checklist for Those Engaging With It + an Extra List for White Allies