Sunday Morning Matinee

illustration of a film reel

Matt Gaventa & Adam Hearlson talk movies & ministry

Matt and Adam discuss growth, broken heroes, and the newest installment in the Star Wars canon, The Last Jedi.  
January 23, 2018
This week Matt and Adam talk with writer, speaker, and pastor Carol Howard Merritt about teenage pregnancy, parenthood, mother Mary, and the 2007 movie Juno.
December 18, 2017
This week Matt and Adam talk with Brian Blount, president of Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, about angels, Advent, the unexpected, and the 1996 movie Michael.      
December 4, 2017
Matt and Adam talk with Kenda Creasy Dean, professor of youth, church, and culture at Princeton Theological Seminary, about aging, adventure, and Pixar’s 2009 film UP.  
November 21, 2017
Matt and Adam talk with Brennan Breed, Old Testament professor at Columbia Theological Seminary, about Amos, American exceptionalism, and the 1949 noir classic The Third Man.
November 6, 2017
Adam and Matt welcome journalist Jeff Chu to the show to talk cheerleading and the perils of cultural appropriation with the 2000 movie Bring it On.
October 23, 2017
Matt and Adam welcome Aisha Brooks-Lytle to the show to talk about murder, our political binaries, and the 1996 deep cut The Last Supper
October 9, 2017
Matt and Adam welcome Elizabeth Dias, a correspondent for TIME covering religion and politics, to discuss, truth, shadows, and the movie Spotlight.
September 25, 2017
Matt and Adam welcome Josh Larsen, editor of Think Christian and co-host of Filmspotting, to talk Field of Dreams.
September 11, 2017
Adam and Matt talk with Bromleigh McCleneghan about sex, community, and purity culture after watching the movie Saved! (2004).
August 28, 2017