Seth Tower Hurd

Home

Seth Tower Hurd is the founder of the marketing company Digital Profit Farm and hosts the company and career growth podcast The Consultant and the Millennial. He'd love to connect via Twitter.

63 Articles Published | Follow:
‘Jesus: His Life’ Uses Diverse Opinions—and Real History—to Revive the Bible Documentary

Year after year sees the airing of specials and miniseries about the life of Jesus…

20 Years Later, Does ‘Office Space’ Still Roast the Modern Workplace?

Movies become classics for different reasons. Mean Girls is quotable and The Hangover keeps you guessing.…

In Netflix’s ‘Springsteen on Broadway,’ The Boss Wrestles With His Faith

Given enough time, most artists transition into the “McDonald’s” phase of their career.  From baby…

4 Christmas Movies That Actually Have Something to Say

When it comes to holiday-themed entertainment, it appears Hollywood ascribes to quantity over quality. In…

6 Fictional Podcasts as Good as any Netflix Show

Podcasts continue to grow in popularity, but many consumers still see the medium as limited…

‘Operation Finale’ Asks Bold Questions About Evil Within a Well-Acted Thriller

After World War II, Holocaust survivors discussed the Anne Frank Test: “If the Nazis returned,…

The New Strategy That Could Save Christian Movies

Today, the term “Christian art” doesn’t exactly conjure up work on par with Michelangelo’s David…

Hear Me Out: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Is an Allegory for American Democracy

It’s easy to forget how brilliant Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black…

Confessions of a Former Lecrae Skeptic

The first Lecrae song I heard nearly made me toss a pair of headphones across…

One Swear Word Shouldn’t Turn You Away From Lecrae

There’s something about human nature that’s drawn to conspiracy theories. Some are harmless (“The NBA…

How the ‘Roseanne’ Controversy Exposes Culture’s Toxic Passivity

If you love online debate, welcome to your 2018 Super Bowl. Facebook, Twitter and blogs…

The Startling Confessions of a Sabbath Breaker

I recently came to the stark realization that God’s commandment for Sabbath is so strong…

Why Christian Movies Are Dominating the Box Office

For the month of March, faith-based films looked like safer box-office bets than their secular…

They Should Teach the ‘Roseanne’ Reboot in History Classes

During the 2016 election, Americans were divided over everything from trade policy to “fake news,”…

Sho Baraka and Vanessa Hill Speak Out About Their Controversial New Album

In 2013, Sho Baraka veered away from the Christian hip-hop (“CHH”) playbook and dropped Talented…

How ‘Tomb Raider’ Took Lara Croft From Pixel Porn to Hardcore Hero

Friday’s Tomb Raider reboot is the best video game movie ever created. Sure, that’s the…

‘The Chi’ Reminds Us to Pay Attention to the ‘Least of These’

When a TV show or movie becomes a massive hit, copycats come out of the…

‘Molly’s Game’ and the Consequences of Subtly Falling Into Sin

Molly’s Game is packaged as a movie about gambling, but that’s just the first layer…

How Christians Can Influence Hollywood During Awards Season

If you care about movies (and TV, to a certain extent) it’s easy to feel…

5 Podcasts That Defined 2017

Podcasts have been around for more than a decade, but it was the NPR audio…

‘Bright’ Has Been Panned, But It Brings a Surprising Amount of Faith

On one hand, writer/director David Ayer is arguably one of the five most influential Christians…

Success, Addiction and the Freedom of Walking Away

The first time I met Chad Johnson, in 2009, he had to step away for…

Finding God in Netflix’s ‘Godless’

There’s a permeating idea within many Evangelical circles that Hollywood is anti-Christian. I suppose there’s…

The New Movie ‘Lady Bird’ Lives Up to the Hype

As great as Stranger Things season two was, there are a couple of comically misplaced…

‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’ Is Not Your Average Christmas Movie

In Hollywood, Christmas flicks are basically ATMs. Put in your card of B-list stars, punch…

Netflix’s ‘MudBound’ Is a Vitally Important Film

In the era of streaming entertainment, the two biggest players have vastly different approaches to…

What Exactly Was ‘Suburbicon’ Trying to Pull Off?

The fall movie schedule is turning into a big-screen rendition of the book of Judges.…

The Biblical Metaphors That Drive ‘The Walking Dead’

Even if you’ve never watched an episode of The Walking Dead, you are in debt…

‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ Offers a Cautionary Tale for the Instagram Age

Odds are you have no idea how much World War I contributed to modern culture.…

Poverty, Hope and ‘The Florida Project’

Hollywood loves sad movies loosely based on true stories. Oscar-winning films like the abuse-survival tale…

Slactivism, Social Media and the Cost of Doing Nothing

His name was Rob. He was smoking a cigarette and sipping a bottle of Corona…

How Angelina Jolie Is Exposing the Forgotten Genocide

One of the most unexplainable phenomena of modern entertainment is how Netflix can create such…

Star Trek’s Metaphors for Social Issues Are As Important As Ever

Star Trek is not cool. The fact that Star Trek Discovery, the latest offering of…

Creation Becomes Torture in Darren Aronofsky’s ‘mother!’

If mother! was pitched to an evangelical audience, it would go like this: Academy Award…

4 Times TV Got Church Right

In the golden age of TV we’re currently in, no topic is too taboo to…

Why Has Pop Music Become So Obsessed With Vengeance?

There are certain elements of pop culture where you can expect a high body count.…

With ‘Rainbow,’ Kesha Proves She’s a Pop Star with Substance

Admit it, you need pop music in your life. Kendrick Lamar may offer up incredible…

Possession, Theology and the Real Horror of ‘Annabelle: Creation’

If movies were baseball, the horror genre would be the Albuquerque Isotopes. Just a stop…

The Theology Debate That’s Dividing Christian Hip-Hop

From day one, hip-hop has been built on a foundation of competition, unique in the…

Arcade Fire’s Takedown of the Instagram Era

At this point, there’s a case to be made for Arcade Fire as the most…