The Secret of Star Wars’ Success


London’s Daily Telegraph reports here on the tornado of rumors swirling about J.J.Abrams upcoming seventh installment of the Star Wars saga. The aficionados of the Star Wars movies are religious in their passion for the films. I realize it was a spoof, but in 2012 the census in the UK reported that “Jedi Knight” was [Read More...]

On the Glory of Purgatory


Saved from Sacrifice: A Theology of the Cross by S. Mark Heim is a fascinating exposition of the thought of Rene Girard to the theology of the atonement or “what really happened when Jesus died on the cross. I’m reading it as part of my research for a book I am working on called The Sacred Sacrifice which [Read More...]

Monkey See Monkey Do


Terry Notary is the man behind the mask in the new film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.  He is a Hollywood “movement coach” and this fascinating article from London’s Daily Telegraph goes into detail of his work. Notary work in a “mocap” suit– mocap being short for “motion capture”. This is the technology [Read More...]