The Truman Show, Freedom and Less-Wild Lovers

In their book “The Sacred Romance,” Brent Curtis and John Eldredge discuss the rut that many people often find themselves in. Yearning for lives of adventure and romance but finding that those very things require risk, many settle for what the authors call “less-wild lovers” — distractions that temporarily pacify desire without requiring too much.There are two forms these “lovers” often take. The first is addiction  — drugs, pornography, materialism — that give the rush you’re looking for wit … [Read more...]

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‘Honestly’: An introduction to life’s messiness

Honestly, I don't know that I would have picked up "Honestly" of my own accord.At the risk of sounding arrogant, I probably would have passed Daniel Fusco's book and thought I was beyond it. The back cover promises to help you "Find Jesus in your mess" and sort through the chaos of life. I likely would have rolled my eyes and continued searching for something a little more thought-provoking.But while  I'm thankful for writers who plumb spiritual depths and provoke new thoughts. there's a … [Read more...]

‘The Witch,’ ‘Risen’ and the problem with faith-based films

Last weekend, indie horror film "The Witch" debuted head-to-head against faith-based historical drama "Risen." One film was a horrifying depiction of evil, the other an inspirational tale of faith. "The Witch" courted controversy by winning the endorsement of The Satanic Temple; the same day that endorsement was announced, Pope Francis met with "Risen" star Joseph Fiennes. It had, as I previously wrote, all the makings of a box office holy war. So in the end, with tickets tallied and opening … [Read more...]