Nuanced and honest accounts of same-sex attraction and historic Christian faith can be few and far between. This documentary was recently released by a group of Catholic filmmakers and does a fabulous job of framing the discussion within the context of individual stories that are contextual, yet converge on a journey toward the center of
Music So here’s the thing, I am not a big fan of the new Mumford and Sons album Babel. I think that Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis of the Sound Opinions podcast nailed it in their review of the album. Also, here is a controversial article from Curator Magazine by Nathan Chang entitled "We Need To Talk About
Theology Moral Theologian Cathleen Kaveny (Notre Dame) had a facinating discussion with John Stewart on the "Daily Show" about the debate over Catholic institutions and contraception. Both parts of this interview are well worth your time. Martin Luther certainly had a way with words. Generate random insults from this great theologian over at the Lutheran
Well, it’s almost Oscar season. My ability to keep up to date with the latest and greatest films has admittedly waned since the addition of a third child to our household. But every once and a while I get to steal away on my own, or with a few friends, to catch a worthwhile film.
A few more thoughts and a clarification regarding my last post about Tree of Life: First a quick clarification: A few friends were quick to contact me about my use of the word “evolution” in reference to 2001 Space Odyssey and Tree of Life. I was not referring to biological evolution. Biological evolution certainly does
I have seen it, and I have decided that any attempt on my part to describe/analyze/or interpret the Terrence Malick film Tree of Life would devastate me. All I can say is that I highly recommend that you see the film. Just be warned; it’s not a typical film experience. As my brother-in-law has observed,
When I was growing up many of my elders loved to read biographies. I remember seeing quite a few Lee Ioccoca and Winston Churchhill biographies laying around on coffee tables, and even more in the 25 cent bin at neighborhood garage sales. I don't like reading biographies and never have. Part three of "Everything is
Film is a specific art form particular to our world culture and time in history. It can even be more than just a way to kill a few hours. Philosophers need not justify an interest in it. Ever since Aristotles Poetics, philosophers have tried to explain and analyze the art forms popular to their specific
"...to the extent that it [TV] can train viewers to laugh at characters' unending put-downs of one another, to view ridicule as both the mode of social intercourse and the ultimate art-form, television can reinforce its own queer ontology of appearance: the most frightening prospect, for the well-conditioned viewer, becomes leaving oneself open to others'