As more and more films come out based on the “true stories” of people, we encounter the disconnect between appearance and reality and search for a nugget of truth we can take away.Watch such movies with the understanding that they cannot tell the whole story… and learn more of that story.
So Is Grandparenting Great? Some Reflections
It is a little hard to be talking about grandparenting as the “greatest thing” when I know my daughters and sons-in-law have just experienced a seismic shift in their lives.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Despite limiting himself to a unique genre of quirky, intelligent, and surreal comedy dramas, Wes Anderson has become one of the best filmmakers of the 21st century. The Grand Budapest Hotel may be his greatest film yet and is by far my favorite film of 2014 thus far (though it’s early).“There are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity.”
A Problem Deeper than Politics
May we better heed Jesus’ call to love our neighbors as we seek shalom in the public policy of our nation.
Evidence for Easter?
Christians believe we also will come back to life in a new form on the other side of the grave. That is the Easter promise.
The Nocturne Diaries
Red House RecordsWhile we would expect the music to be darker, there is a great deal of hope fluttering out of these meanderings.
It’s All in the Bag – Guest Columnist Jodi Nisly Hertzler
There’s something about the physical act of throwing out the junk that’s therapeutic. Add to that the visually calming effect of a mostly empty, organized drawer? Ahhh.
U.S. Aid Should Support Peace in Colombia
Peace looks at what comes next and how to work towards healing and justice for all.
The Voice, Revisited
I’ve tried to stop using the phrase “guilty pleasure” to justify liking things that friends or critics may consider mundane or uncreative. I really like Three Dog Night and the movie Short Circuit, and while I will tell you that my favorite TV shows of all time are The Wire, Sports Night,and Friday Night Lights, I will readily admit that these days the only show that I watch with any regularity is NBC’s reality singing show, The Voice. I’m pretty sure my happy cells increase by 15 percent during the fall and spring when The Voice airs. I like the […]