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Some movies need to be seen on the big screen. I think Gravity is one of them.

My boys are off to college and its me, my wife and my daughter at home. Where once three men dominated the vote, now it's two against one. Instead of 24, Fringe and The Bourne Identity, it's now Hachi, The Rainmaker (at least Matt Damon is still in the picture) and Downton Abbey.

 

And dang it, I like it. These are good flicks.


All great art must share the gospel. I do not mean it should, I mean it already does. Here's why. One of the things that makes art great is the way it touches us just a little deeper and helps us see things just a little more clearly. The world God has made - and we have tainted - is a mixture of pain and great hope and longing for solutions. Any true picture of this world, any art that rings true, will touch on these realities and in this way communicate some piece of the core of the Gospel, that there is something missing, that there is hope and that it is almost within our reach. Jesus is the answer to the hope and the pain and the longing that all great art stirs.

Want your heart to break? Think about this statistic from the authors of Unchristian. May God forgive us!

One-fifth of all outsiders, regardless of age, admitted they 'have had a bad experience in a church or with a Christian that gave them a negative image of Jesus Christ.' 


While I do not agree that there is never a time to “pull the trigger” in order to protect or defend the people we love or are responsible for, I love the heart of Dr. Who’s commitment to never act in anger or revenge. You can argue whether or not the BBC is trying to portray (or should portray) this TV character as a true pacifist, but at least in the episode “The Doctor’s Daughter,” he clearly models and argues for building a society on forgiveness and peace, not on revenge and anger.