Michael Parnell

Michael Parnell

Michael Parnell is pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Raleigh, N.C., and a frequent movie reviewer.

Do the well-off have a responsibility to care for the poor?

The message seems to be, God is sitting this one out.

In Tom Cruise’s latest film, the ability to relive a day is transformative for the lead character.

Are humans flawed and sinful without any good or is there something worthwhile within them?

The creature may not be a messianic figure, but it’s a champion against threats to life.

Without narrative focus, the movie leaves viewers wanting more.

Despite the cast’s best efforts, the script doesn’t allow goodness to emerge.

Churches must be willing and able to answer them.

Thursday, 06 March 2014 18:31

‘Son of God’ fails as movie

It’s nothing short of taking money from church-going folk who could have seen it for free on television. And it was not even good television.