Media

Once Upon a TimeMirror, Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman

Several current tales of Snow White nod at feminist critique—while leaving the old paradigms for female power and beauty intact.

Sherlock

Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss

Theologians have long posited an omniscient God. The British TV show Sherlock delights us with an omniscient human being.

Game of Thrones

Created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss

It seems like all anyone wants to talk about is power. And the best show on television about power is Game of Thrones.

MI-5

Created by David Wolstencroft

Why did I spend three and a half days of my life watching all 87 episodes of a soapy spy serial? For Jesus, of course. Also because it's a provocative and relevant series.

Downton Abbey

Created by Julian Fellowes

“I’ve been telling everyone who’ll listen how great Downton Abbey is,” I said in a sermon that was technically about evangelism. I was illustrating St. Augustine’s point that when people love, say, a great actor they tell others about him—and so how much more should we tell others about the gospel. A week later I learned how (un)successful that point had been. “I’ve watched every episode,” a parish­ioner said. “Now what was it you were trying to say about that show?”