Infinity War: Storyboarding Life, Death, Hope and Redemption

THIS BLOG CONTAINS SPOILERS Set against the MCU’s long slate of great, immensely successful and largely adored comic book movies, Infinity War manages to set itself apart as something truly special. Here are some of my more specific thoughts on what this film meant to me personally. The Stories within a Story- Shaping and Reshaping … More Infinity War: Storyboarding Life, Death, Hope and Redemption

Isle of Dogs: Where Community meets Individuality

Following the fantastic “The Fantastic Mr. Fox”, Director Wes Anderson returns to the art of stop motion animation with the recent release of “Isle of Dogs”, a beautifully crafted, lusciously detailed, heartfelt technical marvel. It didn’t take long to find myself being swept up into this adventure about a boy going on a search for … More Isle of Dogs: Where Community meets Individuality

A Quiet Place And Writing Hope Into the Trope-ful Detail of Living.

“Is there anything quieter—or scarier—than silence?” (WARNING: THIS BLOG CONTAINS SPOILERS) Memorable performances, impressive pacing and one of the most effective uses of sound in recent memory would all be notable for me when it comes to discussing A Quiet Place, but it is the films attention to detail that might be its most stunning … More A Quiet Place And Writing Hope Into the Trope-ful Detail of Living.

Compassion: What it is, Why I resist it, and How I Can Embrace It More

2018 Reading Challenge: Compassion: A Reflection on the Christian Life co-authored by Henri J. M. Nouwen, Donal P. McNeill and Douglas A. Morrison (The book) “Compassion” is the result of three different authors coming together to discuss the problem of suffering and work through what it means to respond to suffering in light of their … More Compassion: What it is, Why I resist it, and How I Can Embrace It More

Ready Player One: Retelling the Story of the Oasis From The Perspective of Its Creator

Ready Player One. To say I have been looking forward to this film would be an understatement. As a big fan of the book, hearing that Spielberg would be the one directing this big screen adaptation was a dream come true. Looking back on my experience with the book the following things stood out for … More Ready Player One: Retelling the Story of the Oasis From The Perspective of Its Creator

To See and To Hear The Cross in the Light of John’s Gospel

The last time I reflected on the Gospel of John I was entering what we know as the farewell discourse, a series of chapters (13-20:31) that prepare us for the passion narrative, a definite transition out of the festival cycle that defined chapters 5-10 and a movement towards a discussion of where Jesus is headed … More To See and To Hear The Cross in the Light of John’s Gospel

A Wrinkle In Time: A Voice of Reason in an An Age of Intolerance

“It seems people are willing to damn the book without reading it. Nonsense about witchcraft and fantasy. First I felt horror, then anger, and finally I said, ‘Ah, the hell with it.’ It’s great publicity, really.” – Madeline L’Engle I was around 10 years old when I first read Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time. … More A Wrinkle In Time: A Voice of Reason in an An Age of Intolerance

2018 Reading Challenge: A Review of Newman on Being a Christian by Ian Ker

2018 Reading Challenge: Read 5 books in the genre of theology/philosophy Book: Newman on Being a Christian by Ian Ker “Newman is a preacher not of glowing words but of harsh realities- realities that arise out of the obligation imposed by baptism to lead the Christian life to the full” – Ker Ian Ker’s Newman … More 2018 Reading Challenge: A Review of Newman on Being a Christian by Ian Ker

The Work of God, To Believe In the One He Has Sent: Further Reflections on The Gospel of John

In my previous blog on the Gospel of John I reflected on John chapters 5 and 6. I suggested that these chapters begin what is a 5 chapter “exposition” on the theme of work, or more specifically the idea of God’s work in our lives and in the world, which structurally speaking brings to a … More The Work of God, To Believe In the One He Has Sent: Further Reflections on The Gospel of John

The Movies, The Oscars and Catching Up on the Year (2017) That Was:

Last year I posted a blog on Valentines Day discussing the upcoming Academy Awards. At the time it made me realize just how far behind I was when it came to seeing all the Oscar nominations. Likewise, the more I caught up with the Oscar nominations the more outdated my personal picks for Top 12 … More The Movies, The Oscars and Catching Up on the Year (2017) That Was: