Ain’t Too Proud

(l to r) Ephraim Sykes (David Ruffin), Jeremy Pope (Eddie Kendricks), James Harkness (Paul Williams), Jared Joseph (Melvin Franklin), and Derrick Baskin (Otis Williams) in the world premiere of Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Photo by Carole Litwin/Berkeley Repertory Theatre On a brisk Tuesday night in New York City, […]

What I learned from Alita: Battle Angel

I really enjoy a good story. Of course, living a Shine TYC life means I see everything through the lens of my faith — a Christian World view doesn’t idolize or demonize anything in God’s creation but understands there is a way to use it all for God’s glory. So, that brings me to my […]

Bird Box: You Can’t Handle the Truth

  I tried , but there are tiny spoilers in here so proceed at your own volition. It’s been a few days since I’ve seen Bird Box on Netflix. I’ll admit that for two days my mind was reeling with possibilities.  What is Bird Box about? Parenting. social media, racism, death and grief, bad decisions, […]

Paul, Apostle of Christ

The story of two men. Luke, as friend and physician, risks his life when he ventures into the city of Rome to visit Paul, who is held captive in Nero’s darkest, bleakest prison cell. But Nero is determined to rid Rome of Christians, and does not flinch from executing them in the grisliest ways possible. […]

We Can’t Stop Talking About “Silence”

Better late than never, I finally saw this 2016 Martin Scorsese movie, Silence. It was a three-hour experience of holding my breath, closing my eyes, and contemplating whether my own efforts to evangelize are more tied to goal achievement or God’s love.  This movie was brilliant and it messed me up.  No, it was brilliant […]

“Greenleaf” – Scripted from Reality

The short story: I love it. It’s a refreshing blast of scripted creativity that pulls us further away from the rage of reality TV. I was late to the game for “Greenleaf,” the new drama on the  Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).  Recently I had the pleasure of seeing Lamman Rucker at a social event.  He introduced […]

Miracles from Heaven with Jennifer Garner

   My schedule doesn’t really allow me to see many movies unless I am on assignment. That’s the truth. Over the course of the year I manage to see the films on my “to view” list.  So I’m excited that “Miracles from Heaven” is coming out tomorrow on DVD. As a Christian Lifestyle Personality, I encourage Christians […]

Movie Review: Risen with Joseph Fiennes

  Perhaps one of my favorite things about being a Christian Lifestyle writer is going to the movies. Granted, I go see all types of movies and they do not need to be about the Bible. My role as a lifestyle writer is to relate the moves in the theaters to the way we live […]