How to Binge-Watch Movies without Feeling Bad about It

With Christmas coming up, it’s a great time to gather as a family and enjoy some movies.

But, if you’re anything like me, sometimes you feel a little guilty for just watching movies all day.

That’s where documentaries come in handy. They’re a great way to learn together as a family while still vegging out and cozying up. It could even become a family tradition.

Faithlife TV is offering a free 30-day trial, which means you can stream dozens of Christian movies and documentaries to your heart’s delight.

Here are some highlights from the collection.


Pastor, pacifist, theologian, and spy, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was instrumental in a plot to assassinate Hitler. This documentary weaves archival footage and interviews with friends, family, and students of Bonhoeffer for an intimate portrait of his life, thought, and martyrdom.

Roadmap Genesis

Roadmap Genesis explores how the ancient wisdom of Genesis applies today, covering topics like work, relationships, and the environment. It features a wide array of perspectives, including those of Gov. Mike Huckabee; Alan Dershowitz; former Archbishop of Chicago Cardinal Francis George; and Ken Ham, founder of the Creation Museum.

Rich Mullins

Before his life was cut short in a tragic car accident, Rich Mullins touched the hearts of millions with contemporary Christian hits like “Awesome God” and “Sing Your Praise to the Lord.” This documentary features reflections from those who knew and loved him, plus rare footage from his concerts.

Aliens and Demons

A Bible documentary about aliens? It sounds crazier than it is. Dr. Michael Heiser is a conservative Bible scholar who has studied Scripture deeply on the topic of the unseen realm. Here he relates his insights to common misconceptions about angels, demons, and even aliens.

Archaeology and Jesus

No place on earth has arrested the attention of adventurers and archaeologists like the Holy Land. But does what we dig up in Israel bear resemblance to the stories that we read about Jesus in the Gospels? Join Dr. Craig Evans and top archaeologists digging in Israel today to see how current, groundbreaking finds are further illuminating the life of Jesus.

Kids Shows

These aren’t documentaries, but if you’ve got kids, you’re probably looking for new material that’s good for their little minds. Faithlife TV has a great collection of Bible-based shows and movies, including Christmas movies, so when you’re not watching something all together, you can sit your kids down in front of the TV worry-free.

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All these and more are available with a free 30-day trial of Faithlife TV. Start your trial now to enjoy movie after movie, all season long.

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Written by
Matthew Boffey

Matthew Boffey (MDiv, Trinity International University) is the pastor of worship at Christ Church Bellingham. He is also editor-in-chief of Ministry Team magazine, has edited several books, and has written for several blogs and publications, including Relevant online, the Logos blog, and the Faithlife blog.

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