R. Greg Grooms

Greg Grooms lives with his wife Mary Jane in Hill House, a large home across the street from the University of Texas in Austin, where they regularly welcome students to meals, to warm hospitality, to ask questions, and to seriously wrestle with the proposition that Jesus is actually Lord of all.

First Reformed (Paul Schrader, 2018)

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The Sickness unto Death First Reformed is a film about depression and despair. While the two may go hand in hand, they are not…

Ex Machina

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The Real Test “To be or not to be—that is the question.” [Hamlet, Act III, Scene 1] Things were changing when Mortimer Adler published…

Atonement (Joe Wright, 2008)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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