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Film Review: Collateral Beauty

One can describe Collateral Beauty as a film that is powerful cubed.  It has powerful performances of a powerful subject that can have a powerful impact on viewers.  Collateral Beauty is a film about profound loss, pain, and the restorative … Continue reading

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Film Review: Louder Than Bombs

Louder Than Bombs (directed by Joachim Trier) is an American-Norwegian film about a family still coming to grips with the untimely loss of the wife and mother. It stars Gabriel Byrne, Jesse Eisenberg, Isabelle Huppert, David Strathairn, and Devin Druid. Byrne stars as Gene, a failed … Continue reading

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Faith Take Film Review: “Philomena”

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Extremely Close and Incredibly Profound

I wrote the following review to offer my thoughts and observations on the film, but also to speak to the ignorance of many professional and armature critics whose criticism of the lead character demonstrated a lack of understanding regarding children with … Continue reading

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Confessions From the Dark Piece of the Puzzle

The symbol for autism awareness is the jigsaw puzzle and specificaly brightly colored puzzle pieces.  This is an appropriate symbol because, in the grand scheme, that is what living through autism is like, putting individual pieces together.  Whether it is … Continue reading

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9/11/2011 Sermon “Amidst the Void”

This is the sermon I preached on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.  The text is the Psalm 46 and the subject is God as our true refuge.  God is our refuge and hope even in the midst of the void … Continue reading

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