Josh on Reel World Theology

23 Mar

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Josh was recently a guest on Reel World Theology, discussing Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie.


Minisode 60: Platoon

19 Mar


In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss Oliver Stone’s Platoon, winner of Best Picture of 1986.

Minisode 59: The Last Emperor

13 Mar


In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Last Emperor.

Episode 125: Foxcatcher

6 Mar


In this episode, Tyler and Josh discuss Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher and Oliver Stone’s Wall Street.

00:00:44- Intro, Podcast Awards, Premium Episode
00:04:40- Foxcatcher
00:58:33- Wall Street
01:25:28- Episode wrap-up

Premium Episode: Dogma

5 Mar


In this episode, Tyler and Josh discuss Kevin Smith’s Dogma.

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Podcast Awards 2015!

3 Mar


More Than One Lesson has once again been nominated for a Podcast Award in the Religion category (for the sixth year in a row!). Now is your chance to support the show by voting for us! You can vote once per day at the Podcast Awards website.

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Something Old, Something New, by Reed Lackey

28 Feb


One of my biggest criticisms of the genre known as the “Christian film” is that the films too often feel reactionary. Rather than being created from a desire to tell a good story and tell it well, many films in the “Christian” genre are responding to a specific cultural condition with a specific message and an undeniable agenda.

The latest film to fall into this category is Old Fashioned, written and directed by Rik Swartzwelder, who also stars as the lead role opposite Elizabeth Roberts. The film centers around a couple whose romance is more akin to “courtship” than dating and was specifically marketed as the Evangelical response to 50 Shades of Grey. I should be upfront about the fact that I wasn’t expecting much from it.

But the marketing campaign was probably a disservice to the film because what I saw offered me a few surprises, which not only endeared it to me as a positive entry in the “Christian film” genre, but also gave me some glimmers of hope for where that genre might be headed.


For Mr. Nimoy, by Reed Lackey

27 Feb


For most of my life, and likely for all of the rest of it, I have been torn between whether I will be governed by my reason or by my emotions. I’m a critical thinker and a logical problem solver with a deductive-reasoning mindset. I’m also a highly sensitive and often emotionally vulnerable man.


Minisode 58: Birdman

27 Feb


In this minisode, Tyler and Josh discuss the winner of Best Picture for 2014, Birdman.

An Open Letter to Christian Filmmakers, by Joe Zaragoza

20 Feb


I just got out of seeing the movie Old Fashioned. Here are some things I noticed: It was a Monday morning and the theater was packed. The movie was getting laughs from the audience throughout. When the movie ended, people applauded it. Also, as I was leaving, an older woman sitting in my aisle with her husband asked me, “Wasn’t that a wonderful movie?” while I heard another person say, “There needs to be more movies like this.” Now, if this is your audience, if this is who you are making movies for, then good job! You guys are succeeding. Not just Old Fashioned, but all Christian films. I remember leaving God’s Not Dead and seeing people genuinely excited about it, pulling out their cell phones, I’m guessing to text people, “God’s Not Dead” as the movie instructs, and then myself receiving the text “God’s Not Dead!” for several weeks after that from random Christian friends. You have an audience. Christians are going to your movies and they are going to continue to go to your movies.