Jennifer Lawrence Cuts Through Security Barrier to Talk with Girl in Wheelchair

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Among the most popular posts I’ve written in my nearly two years of blogging here at Patheos are ones about actors Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence. Bale is known for quietly visiting children who are sick to add a little light to their days – and Lawrence remains close to her longtime friend with Down [Read More...]

Former “Touched by an Angel” Producer Offers Commandments for Christians in Media

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Brian Bird has worked in Hollywood for 25 years, most notably as a Co-Executive Producer and writer of the Christopher Award-winning TV series “Touched by an Angel.” The longtime faculty member at the “Act One” program for Christians in Hollywood has also worked on shows like “Evening Shade” and “Step by Step” – and is [Read More...]

Born Again: A Review of “Gravity” with Sandra Bullock & George Clooney

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Silence is all astronaut Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) wants since her heart and soul were destroyed following the death of her four-year-old daughter in a freak accident.  Stone exists, but doesn’t live. That’s why her first mission to space seems to be ideal.  She’s surrounded by the peace and silence she craves – except [Read More...]

Is Joss Whedon’s Bleak Worldview Responsible For His Hopeful Storytelling?

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One of the reasons I’ve been a fan of Joss Whedon’s work on TV shows like “Buffy,” “Angel” and “Firefly – and movies like “The Avengers” – is that his stories convey a sense of hope. That hope is often hard-won because it involves enduring struggle, suffering and sacrifice for the sake of loving another [Read More...]


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