Are you ready for the number one way that we as a society, caregivers, and helpers in particular can make a change? Here you go, to know (for to know gives the ability to show change and model what needs to be changed best) and follow, (in all ways,) the person of Jesus, and then from that point, introduce Jesus to those we work with.
A bestselling book turned into a movie? We’ve heard that one before. So what can we really expect from this one?
We’re reminded several times of Pete’s advice to Louie during his distance training days:“If you can take it, you can make it.” It’s that message of fortitude that powers Louie to keep getting up each day, knowing the hell that he will have to endure (whether adrift at sea or confined behind barbed wire)
Literacy and orphans get tackled in a film that’s funny, musical, and a remake. What if we took action about real-world problems?
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So there I was, sitting in a darkened theater certain I wouldn’t like this new Annie and about halfway through I found myself reluctantly admitting, “I think I actually like this movie.” And I do. In fact, Annie is a delightful, light-hearted, heart-warming, just plain fun film that will leave you feeling good.
The new novel by Mike Furches, A Christmas Story, continues, addressing racism, understanding, reconciliation, victim restitution and more. Scheduled to be published in 2015, it can be seen chapter by chapter here first.
In the 1950s, Switzerland had no laws against homosexuality, which is not the same thing as saying it was totally accepted. The Circle (named after the gay-centric arts and literary journal published there) gives us a look at those times as well as a real-life love story between Röbi Rapp and Ernst Ostertag—a story that continues to be lived out today.
Is it fame or attention we want, or are we really seeking a sense of being loved? That seems to be obvious in Katie’s attraction to older men—looking for her father’s love. But others are also busy looking for love or youth or some other evidence that they are more valuable than they feel.
I was a bit surprised at just how many of Leonardo’s great projects went unfulfilled. He endeared himself to one patron by saying he was a designer of military weapons, but they were never made. He promised a huge equestrian statue, but the metal was ultimately needed for cannons. Even the Mona Lisa, we discover, was found with his unfinished art works, although he had been working on it for years.
Courtesy of Warner Bros. and Grace Hill Media, you can be one of three lucky Hollywood Jesus reader to win the new Blu-ray, The Good Lie, available December 23!
I love movies, so much so that on occasion I will drive three hours through rush hour traffic in a major city to see one. Such was the case recently when I drove to Kansas City for an advance screening of Unbroken, a film meant to inspire and reflect the power of forgiveness.
It didn’t take much of an effort to see that while there was some progress in the form of better jobs, careers and so forth, Tulsa, like so many other communities, still had a dividing line that separated the races. While economics played a part, James couldn’t help but wonder if there wasn’t more to the problem.
There are so many angles to approach Moses’ story from, but Ridley Scott’s new film is a scattershot attempt to cover all of them.
I did ask these questions as I watched The Battle of the Five Armies this evening, but I found myself being very much less irked this time around. Maybe it was my attitude going in. Or maybe my first impression is right: This is far and away the best movie of the three.
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