Back to School: The Leap from the Lion’s Head

If there was ever a movie about the education of the soul, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is that movie. To gain the ultimate prize, more than gold or glory, Indy must become humble and stand on the the Word of God. Choosing wisely means passing on the mistakes of the educational grifter, the shiny cups, [Read More...]

Back to School: Only In the Footsteps of God

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a motion picture that deals with the formation of a human soul. To achieve the goal, the greatest goal of mythology which is the Holy Grail, will require character as well as courage. Courage and character are good descriptions of the desirable outcome of a Christian education. Students in [Read More...]

Back to School: Only the Penitent Man Shall Pass

Everything you need to know about education can be found in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. This is an overstatement, of course, but not much of one. Character will define the education you receive or give and character is the theme of the last Indy film: have it and you choose wisely and live, turn out to [Read More...]

What Walt Taught Me: The Jungle Book

Walt died making this film and fortunately the movie was almost worthy of the man. This is a jolly film, but also about growing up and endings. Disney would not make an animated film this good until Little Mermaid. Forget the book, Kipling put too much of his white man’s burden in the dark stories for [Read More...]

What Walt Taught Me: The Sword in the Stone

Walt was dying the year I was born, but nobody knew it yet, not even Walt. His genius had turned to Disneyworld and away from animation. Mary Poppins was very profitable, but Sleeping Beauty had failed. To make things worse, the Disney studio challenged the curse of King Arthur: the universal rule that anything based [Read More...]