The motion picture Dunkirk recaptures the story of how grace transformed a colossal military blunder during World War II into a historic rescue of epic proportions. It appeared to be a moment that would cost Britain the war. More than 300,000 British and French soldiers and sailors found themselves trapped on a beach at … More That Bloody Grace
“Is there a shark in the water? What’s everyone looking at?” The spectators on Panama City Beach were transfixed by the unfolding horror of an entire family being swept out to sea. Nine members of the Ursrey family had been caught up in a powerful riptide and cast helplessly into fifteen feet of dark, turbulent … More Nobody Dies Here Today!
Mel Gibson’s latest film, Hacksaw Ridge, was a religious experience for me. You’d probably never expect to hear anything like that about a war movie so agonizingly violent. But there’s a cross in the title when it appears on the screen. And the Sermon on the Mount is at the heart of the story. Perhaps you … More Hacksaw Ridge:Blood & Beatitudes
If we learned anything from the Mayans, it’s that if you don’t finish something it’s not the end of the world. Doomsday predictions are always wrong (so far) but they’re not always a waste of time. I can vividly recall one of those years when everybody was reading a book entitled 88 Reasons Why the … More We’re Toast!
“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.” Jean-Paul Sartre Great books and movies may seem to make the past come alive, but it’s only in our minds. That’s because yesterday is mostly dead, lingering only in history books, museums, memories and… in the attitudes of survivors. As a counselor, one of … More Walking Away from a Painful Past
How do you describe Inside Out, the latest project from the animators at Pixar? It’s the story of a little girl named Riley who learns to live with the five major emotions competing for acceptance in her mind. Like everybody else, I found the movie to be hilarious and original. But I also thought it … More Inside Out in a World Upside Down
Gods and Kings may yet turn out to be another holiday turkey. Critics are already slamming it for being too long, too predictable, and badly acted. If Noah taught us anything last spring, it was that Hollywood has the capacity to suck all the joy and most of the truth out of any biblical story! … More 4 Reasons Moses is Still Amazing