There are some songs that heal the soul. Bart Millard’s “I Can Only Imagine” is such a song. Written when his father died, the song imagines what it will be like to be in heaven providing
In the history of modern Olympics, there are standout moments that will be forever remembered as great accomplishments in artistry and athletic skills. There are also moments when the whole
What constitutes a morally “just war” in the 21st century? Is it stopping an evil dictator? Another Hitler? How do we face the hidden battles that go on beneath the surface in operations by the
Christian analogies are often expressed in science fiction films, so it was exciting to see that Disney was making Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 classic A Wrinkle in Time. Having read her book
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Sitting beside four African-American university students as we viewed Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, enhanced my appreciation for his work. As both writer and director of this film
Phantom Thread is a period piece about the life of Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis), a famous fashion designer in London in the 1950’s, who is both brilliant in his sense of style and
A mother once told me that it took more emotional energy and patience to get a teenage daughter and a mother to see eye-to-eye in a calm and peaceful manner than it took to negotiate world
Life in small town America may present challenges, but Mildred (Frances McDormand) who lives just outside Ebbing, Missouri is challenged more than what may seem just, or even normal.
There is no easy way to describe the values in a movie that is a combination drama-comedy-Sci-Fi-love story where a mute janitor at a scientific laboratory falls in love and has sex with a sea creature from the
The sorrow of the Vietnam War is pervasive. This is not only due to the 58,220 young Americans and 2,250,000 Vietnamese civilians and soldiers who were killed, but also to the
There are many stories in the media about people giving in to graft, corruption, and financial temptation. It is hard to evaluate the rationale expressed by the person responsible when it comes
The Greatest Showman is a fanciful and light-hearted musical tribute to the life of P.T. Barnum, one of the greatest showmen in American history. The circus that Barnum created was billed as
This new sequel to the Jumanji film released in 1995 is a wonderful blend of the first film starring Robin Williams, The Breakfast Club and Tron. Set twenty-one years after the first
When George Lucas created the Star Wars universe he made a masterpiece. Although the films are admittedly uneven and created out of order, Episode VIII is one of the best. Joining Lucas in
We rarely know that when we are confronted with life’s biggest challenges that this could be the pivotal point where our decisions make the greatest impact on others. Facing one of the greatest
There is no doubt that, if we had the eyes to see, every human being is a “wonder.” The eternal uniqueness of each person, blended with our universal humanity, should cause us to be awed and
It would be hard to find someone who hasn’t read or seen Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol showing the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge from a miser to a generous and joyful giver.
The familiar story of Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem is central to our celebration of Christmas. Even for those who do not accept his birth as the miracle it proclaims, the story has a charm that never
Murder on the Orient Express is the latest rendition of the classic novel by the same name written by Agatha Christie featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. This story has been