Category Archives: Faith Shots

Scattershooting about faith, theology, and church

Up + 10

The signature moment of Up is the “Married Life” sequence where Ellie’s and Carl’s lives together are presented, from their exchanging “I do” to their saying “goodbye.” Functionally the montage establishes the narrative foundation and insight into Carl’s character and … Continue reading

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Review: Losers

NFL coaching legend Vince Lombardi regretted his gospelizing the statement, “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” Had he the power he would have rather been known more for saying something along the lines of, “the commitment and dedication to … Continue reading

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Ike’s Farewell Resonates Powerfully Now

This 16-minute speech is President Dwight Eisenhower’s farewell address to the nation. As supreme allied commander in Europe during World War 2, Dwight Eisenhower bore as heavy a responsibility as anyone in the 20th Century. This, one of his final … Continue reading

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Won’t You See, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, Please?

I hate that I was late in seeing Won’t You Be My Neighbor.  I hate when life intrudes on my movie “to see list,” but better late than never.  I have one thing to say to anyone who has not … Continue reading

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The Shape of Water

I thought I would review The Shape of Water, the winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Best Picture in a different way, a text log between me and my niece. Niece: Have you seen The Shape of Water? Me: … Continue reading

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Living Biblically

CBS and producer and writer Patrick Walsh have gone where angels fear to tread, producing a religious sitcom. No other subject matter is as open to criticism as religion. While there are enough persons of faith to support a show … Continue reading

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Film Review: 12 Strong

12 Strong is a conundrum of a film. For what is presented on the screen, it accomplishes what is expected from a film about military combat. After setting the scene by introducing major characters and the nature and complexity of … Continue reading

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