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Tribute: Oliver Sacks

We mourn the passing of neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks, who illuminated the workings of the brain and set an example of grace and compassion that extended to the way he shared his thoughts about his terminal diagnosis. I first learned...Show More Summary

Don't expect world peace if war criminals are not punished

Douter de tout ou tout croire, ce sont deux solutions également commodes, qui l'une et l'autre nous dispensent de réfléchir. To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity...Show More Summary

Utah Wants to Ban Polygamous Cohabitation, but the Sister Wives Family is Fighting Back

In 2013, Kody Brown's family won a court battle that said he and his wives could legally live together in Utah. (The polygamous family stars in the TLC show Sister Wives.) While he has religious reasons for being married to multiple women, the state only allows him to be married to one. Show More Summary

Trailer: Youth with Michael Caine

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T7CM4di_0c[/youtube] Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel play friends on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps. Fred, a composer and conductor, is now retired. Mick, a film director, is still working. Show More Summary

Night Out With The Girls

This first appeared here at this time last year. I felt it was important enough to repeat. It’s also one of several “thought life” posts I’ll be repeating over the next few days. With the kids now older and facing high-school homework after supper instead of the early bedtimes of former years, Patricia donned an […]

Worst Accents in Movies

Thanks to Indiewire for including me in this great rundown of the all-time worst movie accents. Critics vented frustration and fury, many picking Quentin Tarantino and Dick van Dyke, but I went with two actors who played Robin Hood:Show More Summary

Z for Zachariah

In 1959, a movie called The World, The Flesh And The Devil imagined a post-apocalyptic world with three surviving humans. In the words of the 1960's television series, "The Mod Squad," they could be described as "one black, one white,...Show More Summary

Sen. Ted Cruz’s Father Says Marriage Equality Means Churches Will Be Forced to Hire Gay Pastors

Sen. Ted Cruz frequently talks about his father Rafael Cruz. The elder Cruz is his mentor, a Christian evangelist who has a nasty habit of saying horrible and untrue things... so you know where Ted gets it from.

I Hope This is the Fastest Growing Church in the Country

A week after John Oliver began his “Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption” Church on Last Week Tonight in order to expose gimmicky televangelists who want your "seed" money, we got an update on his church's growth.Not only were there bags full of money, there were plenty of (literal) seeds, too.The video can be seen here.

(Video) Optimist or Pessimist?

Guy Finley shares that each of us is part of a goodness that is far beyond any belief that you will ever know. Truth transcends belief. Become a Realist and find the truth of the way things really are independent of conditioned thinking. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIjA2HUmrsc[/youtube]

We Are Your Friends

[caption id="attachment_36290" align="alignleft" width="300"] Copyright Warner Brothers 2015[/caption] Director Max Joseph brings some of the "Catfish" sensibility to "We Are Your Friends," with an intimate, documentary feel and a storyline...Show More Summary

Being Evel

Evel Knievel was an international celebrity in the 1960's-70's, known for three things: showmanship, stunts that succeeded, and stunts that failed. He was recognized for jumping over 19 cars in his motorcycle, for crash-landing after...Show More Summary

Rosenwald

Aviva Kempner, the director of the acclaimed documentaries about baseball star Hank Greenberg and television pioneer Gertrude Berg, has a new film about early 20th century Chicago businessman and philanthropist Julius Rosenwald. Like...Show More Summary

Movie Preview: "The Masked Saint"

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp32DgBZHos Ridgerock Entertainment Group and P23 Entertainment Inc. have announced January 8, 2016 as  theatrical release dateShow More Summary

Trailer: Ashby with Mickey Rourke, Emma Roberts, and Nat Wolff

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1mInlMP_Ts[/youtube] Sara Silverman as the mother of a high school student? Even by Hollywood traditions of actresses being cast as mothers when they are barely older than the actors playing their children, that seems jarring. But Nat Wolff and Mickey Rourke (as "Ashby") seem like a fun combination.

The Patient Body: How Ethics Saved the Life of Medicine

“The Patient Body” is a monthly column by Ann Neumann about issues at the intersection of religion and medicine.

Where "Hope" goes: From well-received film to DVD (out today)...to TV series?

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdA4I7xDFzY Where Hope Grows  hits the  DVD market today. The film, which is also available on digital HD, debuted in theaters last May when I recommended it. Show More Summary

Wednesday Link List

As we often are, today we’re indebted again to the multimedia team at InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, aka Twenty-One-Hundred Productions for a list of recommended “life verses” depending on your Myers-Briggs personality type. Click the image to source. Portions of today’s link list were pre-recorded for later broadcast. An article at Mission Network Online claims that […]

Saturn In Sagittarius: Don't Be Afraid Of Your Freedom!

So: what will happen to you when Saturn re-enters Sagittarius on September 17th and stays there until December 2017? Astrologers have an understandable tendency to generalize when it comes to the nature of a given planet in a given Sign. Show More Summary

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