R. Greg Grooms

Greg Grooms and his wife Mary Jane direct the Probe Center, a Christian study center serving students and faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. The Probe Center offers resources, teaching, and hospitality in a program designed to equip students to better understand and engage their culture. Greg is a graduate of Tulane University and for many years was a member of L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland and the United States. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, directing choral music, and watching films. His intellectual interests include apologetics and the history and philosophy of science.

Atonement (Joe Wright, 2008)

Movies

In The Death of Satan: How Americans have lost the sense of evil Andrew Delbanco puts a new spin on an old problem: A…

Valkyrie (Bryan Singer, 2008)

Movies

Last fall my friend Adam was discussing The Counterfeiters with a German grad student, who asked, “Why is it you’re watching so many German…

Obvious Child (Gillian Robespierre, 2014)

Movies

Who’s Obviously a Child? "Good Morning!” said Bilbo, and he meant it. “What do you mean?” Gandalf said. “Do you wish me a good…

Her (Spike Jonze, 2013)

Movies

A Review of Her Back in 1950, when the best computer in the world lacked the power of your old laptop, British mathematician/philosopher Alan…

Life of Pi (Ang Lee, 2012)

Movies

A Theology of the Imagination Who is God?  Ask a secular friend and his/her answers may surprise you. Yes, it is possible to be…

Searching for Sugar Man (Malik Bendjelloul, 2012)

Movies

Portrait of an Artist in Exile If you plan to see Searching for Sugar Man, please, stop reading this and watch the film first.…

Bad Religion (Ross Douthat, 2012)

Books

The Slow-motion Collapse of Traditional Faith In Prague there stands a monument to an odd couple: Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler. Tycho, the Catholic…

The Sunset Limited (Tommy Lee Jones, 2012)

Movies

“To be, or not to be, that is the question...” Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 1. I admit it: Cormac McCarthy fascinates me. In the…

The Conspirator (Robert Redford, 2010)

Movies

Baseball, Hotdogs, Apple Pie, and… the Rule of Law? I remember when my email inbox began filling with the messages about “Ground Zero Mosque”:…

The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011)

Movies

A Picture in Need of Words Remember the old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words?” It’s not true. Take Terrence Malick’s latest…