Category Archives: Films

Friday Film Recommendation: Mad Hot Ballroom

As we start a new school year, I thought I would highlight a delightful movie called Mad Hot Ballroom. Filmed in New York City Public Schools, it features 10 and 11 year old students who are participating in a city-wide … Continue reading

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A Hero of Olympic Proportion

I recently watched an incredibly moving biographical film on the life of Eric Liddell.  Liddell was famous as a Scottish Olympian and medalist in the 1928 games and for spending most of his life as a missionary in China. Some … Continue reading

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Friday Film Recommendation: Millions

My dear friend Linda Wallace and I were having a fun “what if?” conversation last weekend that ventured into what we would do with the money if suddenly we were given an extraordinary amount – millions! Now, since neither of … Continue reading

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Friday Film Recommendation: Not One Less

  *Well – not sure why this didn’t go out yesterday …but a day later than planned, it’s still a great movie! Hope you’ll consider enjoying it too! As so many of us are preparing for the new school year, … Continue reading

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Friday Film Recommendation: The Winslow Boy

Through August, I’m preparing a “Friday Film” recommendation for films that I think have much to say about faith, grace, and life in community – but which may not be specifically “Christian” films and may be ones that might have … Continue reading

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Friday Films: Babette’s Feast

I thought for today’s post I would begin a Friday feature on good films – in case you might be seeking something good to watch over your weekend. You can find other films I have reviewed by clicking on the … Continue reading

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As he lay dying…

July 26th, 1833… On this date in history, as he lay dying, the wonderful news that William Wilberforce had worked on for so many years was delivered to him – a bill outlawing slavery throughout the British Empire had finally … Continue reading

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Of pilgrimage and community and the film, The Way.

Today marks the beginning of the Christian remembrance  of Holy Week…the last week of Lent and the week where we remember Christ’s passion (Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday and continues through Holy Saturday). It is a week where it … Continue reading

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A Remembrance

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose.” Jim Elliot On January 8th, 1956, in Shell Mera, Ecuador, a group of five missionaries – Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Ed McCulley, Roger Youderian … Continue reading

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Of Gods and Men

This weekend I have watched a beautiful  film that has been on my “to watch” list for about six months. “Of Gods and Men” is the powerful story of a group of French Cistercian monks living in community and serving … Continue reading

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