Superhero stories come in a variety of forms ranging from Superman, the idyllic moral man of justice, to Sully Sullenberger, the US Airways pilot who did something extraordinary by saving
The importance of making the right choices is an obvious prerequisite for achieving excellence in the journey of life. But in Curtis Hanson’s most recent film, “Wonder Boys,” the problem
Sammy and Terry are orphaned people. It is not just that they are orphans because their parents were tragically killed in an automobile accident when they were young, but Sammy and
By ignoring God’s commands to enjoy His world and its God-given pleasures, legalistic communities find value in what they deny themselves rather than in what they enjoy. The more they want to please God, the more they surrender the very life that God meant for them to enjoy.
In these times of relative world peace, it is sometimes hard to remember when the world came within moments of nuclear disaster. “Thirteen Days” is a gripping saga of the Cuban missile
The importance of the issue presented in the opening scenes of Roger Spottiswoode’s film “The Sixth Day” creates a far greater expectation than the film delivers. Beginning with the Biblical
Uniting human beings is a difficult task. However, there was one moment in which 600 million of us from all the countries of the world were united: when the first human being stepped onto the moon. This transcendent
In the surreal world of televangelism, there is one person who embodies its ambiguities: Tammy Faye Bakker-Messner. As Jim Bakker’s wife and professional co-host, Tammy Faye
The wonderful experience of finding someone of “like mind” is one of the primary steps in building relationships. It is so rare when it is experienced with a person of the other gender that we
In the warmth of Oklahoma hospitality, a young pregnant woman finds a place in which her heart can heal. Based on the novel by Billie Letts, “Where the Heart Is” explores the universal desire of
The healing power of confronting childhood trauma is wonderfully presented in the Disney film, “The Kid.” As much a parable as a film, director Jon Turtletaub creates a world in which a
Achieving the goals of our lives is difficult. It becomes even more difficult when our own arrogance and pride sabotage our efforts and when we are betrayed by those we trust to help us.
Many people don’t develop their leadership skills until they come under fire. This is true of Lt. Andrew Tyler (Matthew McConaughey) of “U-571.”
In the classic style of a Somerset Maugham novel, “Up at the Villa” is a tale of romance and intrigue set within the changing politics of pre-World War II Florence. Building on Maugham’s
Winning the war on drugs may only be won by liberating one life at a time. Despite the overwhelming need to attack the drug trade at our borders, the even more difficult task comes when
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