Monthly Archives: May 2012

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, but not Very Obvious.

This review originally appeared in the United Methodist Reporter. Set in New York City during the painful days following the 9/11 attack, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” opens a window to the struggle and pain the tragedy inflicted on a … Continue reading

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DIFF Notes “Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best”

“The Brooklyn Bothers Beat the Best” is a film to put on your list for September if you like quirky characters (Jim and Alex,) road story genres, catchy though offbeat music, and don’t have “virgin ears.” The Story is about … Continue reading

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Monunmental

My friend and collegue David Weber posted the following link to a Huffington Post article and I marked down yet another reason why I will not go to Branson, or as I refer to it, “the place where the Love Boat … Continue reading

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Jewels From Jules

Jules Winnfield, the repentant gangster in Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction,” when trying to explain why he was getting out of “the life” to his unrepentant partner Vincent Vega said his decision came after he “had what alcoholics call a ‘moment … Continue reading

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In All The Family 2

The other day in a post about family systems and the UMC, I stated my observation and fear that elders, specifically elders determined to be “ineffective,” were being seen as THE “identified patient” responsible for the decline of the denomination.  … Continue reading

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In all the Family

I saw earlier my friend and collegue Clayton Oliphint reference his Family Systems training in seminary regarding the reality of homeostasis, the resistance to or sabotage of change in any system, especially dysfunctional systems.  I to have thought back to … Continue reading

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