Tagged with movies

Doing Something About Hunger

You may not be aware, our church is one of four that supports a local food pantry, the Joshua Tree Community Food Pantry. (Watch the video some of our kids made about it.) There are still hungry people in America: However, national food insecurity data reveal that about 45% of those struggling with hunger actually … Continue reading »

Ordinary People

There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilisations—these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit—immortal horrors or everlasting splendours. C.S. Lewis wrote that in “The … Continue reading »

Brad Pitt and Christianity

Brad Pitt announces that he has “issues” with Christianity, but doesn’t explain why, in a brief article at the Christian Post: “I got brought up being told things were God’s way, and when things didn’t work out it was called God’s plan,” he said. “I’ve got my issues with it. Don’t get me started. I … Continue reading »

Groundhog Day, Again?

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.   —Psalm 90:12 (KJV) It’s the time of year when I watch Groundhog Day. (Actually, it’s one of my favorite movies and I watch it several times a year, but I’m always reminded to see it again when February rolls around.) … Continue reading »

Chariots of Fire

I was interested, in my reading this morning, to come across the phrase “Chariots of Fire” (2 Kings 6:17). It caught my eye because the other night we happened to see the movie of that name. The movie — I’d heard the song, of course, but never seen it — actually deserves a review of … Continue reading »