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Movies for Preaching

The Thin Red Line (1998) – 2

The Thin Red Line (1998).  Written and directed Terrence Malick.  Starring James Caviezel, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, and Elias Koteas.  170 mins; rated R.  Metacritic: 78%; Rotten Tomatoes: 79%. The main character here is Witt (James Caviezel), a seasoned WWII foot soldier who finds himself on the island of Guadalcanal amid “clean up” operations after…

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Grand Canyon (1991) – 2

Grand Canyon (1991).  Directed by Lawrence Kasdan. Co-written by Meg Kasdan and Lawrence Kasdan.  Starring Kevin Kline, Danny Glover, Steve Martin, Mary McDonnell, Alfre Woodard, and Mary Louise Parker.  Rated R; 134 minutes. So when do we know it’s the real “real thing”?  If we can know that for sure, that is.  That, to be…

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Reading for Preaching

“Feature Creep”

Engineers keep packing more features into products, and salespeople can usually persuade buyers that all these features are desirable. Given a choice, people will buy something that has more features than its rivals. The problem is that once buyers become users they get exasperated by the difficulties of using the features. Many products are returned...
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Seminary Books of the Semester

These are the books we have read as a seminary community since 2001: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Purple Hibiscus M. Craig Barnes Searching for Home: Spirituality for Restless Souls Dorothy C. Bass Receiving the Day: Christian Practices for Opening the Gift of Time Jimmy Breslin The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutierrez Geraldine Brooks March: A...
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