Icons of Evolution: Science or Myth? Why Much of What We Teach About Evolution is Wrong (Jonathan Wells, 2000) BY: R. Greg Grooms Wells chronicles for a broad audience what I’ve been muddling through with my kids for years. For laymen his explanations will clarify how the case for evolution has often been misrepresented.
Crash (Paul Haggis, 2004) BY: R. Greg Grooms My goal here is different. In this review I want to confess what I as a follower of Jesus Christ have come to value in films and why, and to explain why I think Crash is a very good film.
C.S. Lewis & Francis Schaeffer: Lessons for a New Century from the Most Influential Apologists of Our Time (Burson/Walls, 1998) BY: Douglas Groothuis C.S. Lewis and Francis Schaeffer attempted to avoid partisan or sectarian disputes in setting forth and defending the core claims of Christian orthodoxy. Yet their theological views differed in several respects.
Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Young Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith (Sharon Daloz Parks, 2000) BY: Donald Guthrie Young adults are information rich and mentor poor. Sharon Parks’ latest work culminates thirty years of research on young adult development in the North American context.
Insight into Film: Why We Talk About Films BY: Denis Haack Films provide a valuable window of insight into the heart of our postmodern culture and serve as a point of contact to begin discussion with non-Christians about things that matter.
Insight into Film: Biblical Imagery & Understanding Movies BY: Denis Haack How is The Matrix similar to the 23rd Psalm? There is one way in which the two are so similar that understanding them correctly requires us to approach them identically.
I Am Charlotte Simmons (Tom Wolfe, 2005) BY: Steven Garber Not a week goes by when I am not drawn into commenting on the sexualizing of American culture. If there is any one story that comes up again and again it is Tom Wolfe's "I Am Charlotte Simmons."
Insight into Film: Don't Leave Your Brains at the Box Office BY: Steven Garber What kind of questions do we ask, as we listen and read and watch movies? The next time you see a film, carry a note pad in with your popcorn. On it, write the words, “Is it true?”
Cast Away (Robert Zemeckis, 2000) BY: Steven Garber I like movies. And on a certain level, I liked Tom Hanks and Cast Away too. At the right times I laughed, and cried. But several weeks later my assessment is that it is one of the saddest stories I have seen and heard in a long time.
I love my neighbor as myself but only because I don’t much care for myself.
- Garrison Keillor
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