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FILM REVIEW: “LBJ”

It may not be playing in theaters much longer, but the new film “LBJ” is definitely worth seeing. The story is profane in spots, and actor Jeffrey Donovan doesn’t look anything like John F. Kennedy, but Woody Harrelson (“Cheers” and … Continue reading

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The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

THEOLOGY AT THE MOVIES This is two weeks late, because “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” (1966) is a classic low-budget fright fest often televised at Halloween. Don Knotts plays his Barney-Fife self: Luther Heggs is a 98-pound wimp who boasts … Continue reading

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THEOLOGY AT THE MOVIES

BACK TO THE FUTURE   In probably the best-ever time-travel movie, Marty McFly rides the DeLorean back to 1955 and happens to make an offhand encouraging remark to his now teenaged and aimless dad. “You know, George, you can do … Continue reading

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Theology at the Movies: Jerry Maguire

  HARBORING RESENTMENT   In his book, “A Man Named Dave,” Dave Pelzar points out this interesting reality: “When we forgive, we free ourselves from the bitter ties that bind us to the one who hurt us.” Have you ever … Continue reading

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MICHAEL AND KAY

THEOLOGY AT THE MOVIES The sprawling crime stories, “The Godfather” and “The Godfather II” are undeniably sordid tales about the infection of evil. But I recall one line at the close that actually speaks hope to the suffering in our … Continue reading

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THE GREEN MILE

  This is easily my favorite film of all time; it’s a surprisingly spiritual Stephen King story. John Coffey faces execution for murdering the two little Detterick girls, Cora and Kathe. In reality, he’s not only innocent, but had tried … Continue reading

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Statues? Where Are the Statues?

Sorry to say, but our summer vacation to historical sites has been a complete bust. We drove our Avis rental car to West Point, where we were eager to see statues and memorials of some of the great characters in … Continue reading

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