Tag Archives: violence

Prayers for the Journey: “Our Charter for Entitlement”

Having lived and walked amongst evangelicals for the better part of 20 years now and having identified myself as one of their number, I have come to this disturbing conclusion: as a people, we do not know how to pray. 

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“Lincoln” and “Django Unchained”: Two Films, One Unspeakable Word (?!) and the History of a Nation

Two films were recently released dealing with the subject of slavery in the history of the United States.  The first was made by a Steven Spielberg; and as expected, it has performed very well.  After nine weeks in wide release, … Continue reading

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“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” (2011): A One-Minute Film Review

Literary debuts don’t get any bigger than the Millenium trilogy authored by Swedish journalist, Stieg Larrson.  With worldwide sales of over 53 million copies, it was only a matter of time before the books would inevitably be turned into American … Continue reading

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No Place for Truth and Reconciliation in “The Hunger Games” Trilogy … (part 4)

SPOILER ALERT:  I’ve been told I need to add a spoiler alert to these sorts of posts.  I’ve never really understood this practice, as I’ve always assumed that if I am reading something, I am going to learn something about … Continue reading

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The Very Best In Violent Young Adult Literature …

On the heels of yesterday’s post (“Anything to Get Them to Read …”), I decided to delve a little deeper in the world of Young Adult Fiction.  Quite honestly, I have been fascinated to read the various responses that many … Continue reading

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