In living out our call to love our neighbor, we must fight the urge to just love the ones who are easy. We can follow the lead of Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani, and Jason. We too can lay down our differences, our frustrations, and our judgements in order to form a more diverse, challenging, and meaningful community.
Jesus Christ Superstar Productions — The Winners and Losers
The previous versions of Jesus Christ Superstar either played it far too safely and stereotypically or got it right on the money with a deeply sobering ending and even a wink at a potential resurrection. The 2013 version pulled out all the stops to make a mockery of the whole thing.
Encountering God in ‘Cosmos’
Once, years ago, my daughter and I were watching a television program that showed clips from the filming of the first moon landing. “Look,” I told her. “You are looking at a film of the first man to walk on the moon.” She was unimpressed. “No,” she said, shaking her […]
Is ‘Surviving Jack’ a man fail?
One evening our daughter’s best friend Melissa ran upstairs and lamented, “They cancelled the show Surviving Jack!” Her love for the new Fox show, based on an autobiographical book, convinced my husband and I to give it a go. We watched a few episodes, asked her what she liked about […]
Lessons from ‘HIMYM:’ we can’t do life alone
In this Netflix-era of TV, I know many of you readers have yet to watch the final episodes. So I promise, no spoilers. At least, no MAJOR spoilers: if you’ve seen Season 8, you’re safe. Kids. It was emotional. Like that moment when you saw Voldemort burst into pieces or […]
‘True Detective’ important for Christians
A show has finally become so popular that it broke the Internet. And though at times it was itself a broken tale, True Detective was about the realization of light extinguishing the darkness. On Sunday night, millions of people tuned into HBO for the finale of the eight part miniseries. […]