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The lead character of Wallander is a cop relentlessly pursuing justice. He knows he should leave work at the office, but he can't.
Poems, novels, and short stories have all influenced Christian ways of telling our sacred stories. What about a miniseries?
Divergent puts age-old questions of belonging in a new setting: a postapocalyptic society with the motto “factions before blood.”
The Borgias series has a human, believable Pope Alexander VI. But it misses opportunities to make more of holiness as well as of sin.
Cohle and Hart are magnetic and unforgettable. But True Detective's existential heft never exceeds the palaver of a 101 class.
Beth Felker Jones teaches at Wheaton College in Illinois. She is the author of Faithful: A Theology of Sex.