Film ChatA.D. The Bible Continues — season one, episode twelve
Some brief thoughts on how the final (for now) episode of this series revises the biblical story of Cornelius's conversion, the secular story of Caligula's statue, and more.
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Watching GodThe Spiritual Wind of Jazz Artist Kirk Whalum
Christian music, like Christianity itself, is a many-faceted thing. It encompasses Handel’s Messiah and “Amazing Grace,’ Bill Gaither and Lecrae. For most of us, Christian music isn’t tied to a particular style, but rather to the message the music conveys—lyrics that speak of God’s grace and truth and love. But can music be Christian if [Read More...]
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FilmChatCornelius and Caligula: biblical and secular history come together in two shows called A.D.
One of the things I have always loved about the 1985 miniseries A.D.: Anno Domini is the way it links the conversion of Cornelius, the first Gentile Christian, to Caligula’s... [Read More]
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Review of Jurassic Park 3D, Directed by Steven Spielberg The year is 1993, and fictional bajillionaire (and genetic engineering tycoon) John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) has... [Read More]
Looking CloserInside Out (2015)
Take a deep dive into your own head. Do an archaeological dig. Work your way all the way to the center. What do you find? Core memories. Foundational impressions. The moments... [Read More]
Watching GodAge of Ultron May Be the Most Spiritual Superhero Movie Yet
Avengers: Age of Ultron has been out for, oh, about 90 seconds, and already you’re seeing them: T-Shirts, bumper stickers and mugs bearing the slogan “Jarvis is my co-pilot.” We... [Read More]