Category Archives: movies and films

Reviews and recommendations on movies and films about faith, life, systems, etc.

“There’s a disturbance in the force.”

I like Star Wars, the movie, as much as the next person—at least the original (while not technically sophisticated, or particularly well-acted, nevertheless it retains its charm). But there’s nothing like being corrected by a 16-year-old Star Wars geek on … Continue reading

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A story (is) told a thousand times

My son’s pretty excited about the new Beowulf movie coming out soon. He’s been a fan since reading the myth in high school. You don’t know how good it feels to actually be able to say that my son read … Continue reading

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Performance art by Joe Castillo

A student in my current on-line course, Educating in Faith, shared her memories of an evangelistic ”chalk artist.” Reading her comments I too remembered those presentations. I’m not a big fan of the graphic arts as ”performance art.” My early … Continue reading

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Don’t miss it: “God’s Warriors”

Don’t miss CNN’s upcoming program “God’s Warriors” Correspondent Christiane Amanpour presents a three part (Jewish, Muslim, Christian) documentary in the “God’s Warriors” series that will be airing on CNN at 9 pm Tuesday through Thursday evenings (Aug. 21-23) next week. … Continue reading

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How to make silly putty (a ministry skill)

Despite the serious and lofty education most of us clergy receive in seminary (theology, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, hermeneutics, philosophy, etc.) ministry has, decidedly, a pragmatic skills component to it. As one person put it, you have to “know stuff” (and … Continue reading

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Movie: Akeelah and the Bee

I’m a sucker for spelling bees. Our elementary school spelling bee was one of the highlights of the year when I was a school principal. And I always try to catch the Scripps National Spelling Bee—a real nail-biting sporting event! … Continue reading

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Systems movie: Divan

“Divan” (2003, 77 minutes) is a nice addition to your list of “systems movies.” The documentary tells the story of Pearl Gluck, a “slipped” daughter of Hassidic parents. Please like & share:

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