All posts by Wade Bearden

Astronaut. Surgeon. A-List Celebrity. Liar. Wade Bearden is a student ministries pastor from the Houston area. In addition to his ministerial duties he writes, teaches, produces videos, and performs comedy on the side. Wade likes short walks on the beach because long walks make him tired and sweaty


You Might Be Reading Proverbs Wrong

Have you found the key to becoming wealthy? I heard it from a preacher not too long ago. He quoted Proverbs 11:24: One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want (ESV). If […]


The World’s End is High End Ridiculousness

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have experienced a great run with their director pal Edgar Wright. Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz are intertwined into our movie conscious and there’s no getting them out. This is quite surprising given that […]


Mud Shows Us What’s Clean

I don’t know if I can trust Matthew McConaughey. He’ll star in a movie like Amistad and I’m ready to join the fan club. Then Failure to Launch will come along and I’m on the verge of throwing him overboard. When […]


World War Z: It Could Happen

To set the record straight, I didn’t expect much to come out of World War Z. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, but from the looks of the early trailers, the movie didn’t seem anything like it. Not to mention all of […]


Man of Steel is the Perfect Father’s Day Film

I don’t know if it’s because I’m about to be a father or what, but there’s one scene from Man of Steel that gets me every time. Young Clark Kent is standing in a rickety Kansas barn speaking with the man […]


Star Trek: Into Darkness Brings Balance to the Force

Star Trek Into Darkness—a film Star Wars fans have been looking forward to for a long time. J.J. Abrams’ sequel to the critical and financial hit Star Trek, has been generating more anticipation from pseudo-Jedi Warriors than Trekkies these days. This […]


Tony Stark’s Identity Crisis

It’s hard to believe that just five years ago making an Iron Man film was risky business. 2008 was such a simpler place, wasn’t it? Before the days when Robert Downey Jr. was an A-list actor. Before the idea of an […]


Discovering Desire in Oblivion

As I’ve said in the past, we may not like Tom Cruise, but yet we all like Tom Cruise. Most of the time when we see a movie trailer featuring the 50 year-old actor—that we can’t believe is a 50 year-old […]


In Defense of Mindless Movies: Olympus Has Fallen

Last week, I watched Olympus Has Fallen with my wife. From the beginning, Olympus sounded exactly like any purebred action flick should. A group of armed men storm the White House and take the President (Aaron Eckhart) hostage. Now, it’s up […]


Summer Movie Preview: Get Ready to Discuss

The summer is a great time for films. Sure, you’re probably not going to see any Oscar winners, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be entertained. Movies are also great catalysts for important, probing discussions. Seeing an interesting film and then […]


Harry Potter Reminds Me of Jesus

Disclaimer: this post contains spoilers for those who haven’t seen Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. I actually enjoyed going to the orthodontist as a teenager. Not only did I get out of school early, but the office I visited had […]


Argo Drops B Movies, Not Bombs

Sometimes, the best stories are the stories no one is allowed to tell. When those stories come to the surface, it’s a beautiful and fantastic thing. During the height of World War II, the United States government instituted what became known as […]