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Iranian awakening

Documentary | Sheep Among Wolves Vol. II describes a growing ‘resistance church in the Middle East.’
by Bob Brown
Posted 10/10/19, 11:58 am

The new documentary Sheep Among Wolves Vol. II describes mass conversions of Muslims to Christ inside Iran. The film relates this good news amid some production foibles and controversial missiology, yet rightly challenges viewers to self-examination and prayer for the persecuted church.

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Seething resentment

Movie | Joker has many problems, but nihilism isn’t one of them
by Megan Basham
Posted 10/03/19, 10:07 am

It seems fairly obvious that Joker director Todd Phillips wanted to court some controversy. And not just for the disturbing content of his R-rated film. Last week, in the run-up to Joker’s Hollywood premiere, he gave several interviews practically guaranteed to set media tempers flaring. “Outrage has become a commodity,” he told one trade publication. He then lambasted “woke culture” to Vanity Fair, claiming it’s killing the comedy genre.

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Netflix

Tears on the moors

Documentary | In Evelyn, siblings hope a series of hikes in Scotland will help their family heal from the pain of a brother’s suicide
by Marty VanDriel
Posted 9/26/19, 01:37 pm

Director Orlando von Einsiedel lost his brother Evelyn to suicide 15 years ago, and he and his family find it too painful to talk about their loss. Determined to change this, Orlando, sister Gwen, and youngest brother Robin set off to reminisce by repeating a series of hikes in Scotland they had traveled with their brother.

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