Book Review–The Sparrow


I have decided that the most lavish picture of academic grace is glancing over a syllabus and seeing a novel assigned.  This quarter for Evangelism and Mission we are gifted with being able to read and discuss The Sparrow. Mary Doria Russell’s first novel, The Sparrow, can be simplistically described as Jesuits in Space.  Her later […]

Book Review–Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is Jonathan Safran Foer’s (Author of Everything is Illuminated, you may have seen the film, and Eating Animals) 2005 New York Times bestseller, which was recently made into a movie.  The book is written in first person from the perspective of Oskar, a nine year old boy as well as through letters […]

“I prefer baby Christmas Jesus, so that’s who I am going to pray to!”


Have you ever seen the movie, “Talladega Nights”? Its got Will Ferrell in it so it is naturally inappropriate but way funny. In the movie Ferrell plays Ricky Bobby who is a stock car racer who is quickly becoming one of the winningness stock car racers in the sport. Towards the beginning of the movie, […]

Film Review–Life in a Day


Life in a Day is a Sundance Film Festival documentary compiled from video taken by people all around the world in in order to show what life is like on Earth during an ordinary day.  The documentary was accomplished by asking individuals to film their lives, on July 24th, 2010. In fact the tagline for […]

Film Review: What Would Jesus Buy?


What Would Jesus Buy? is a 2007 documentary produced by Morgan Spurlock, who directed, wrote and stared in Supersize Me. However Spurlock does not make an appearance in this documentary, as the clear headlines are Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping.  The documentary focuses on how our nation has moved from individuals being producers […]

A Monday Evening Advent Reading: The Annunciation


I checked out a book from the library a couple weeks ago, in anticipation of Advent. Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas. It’s a great collection. One of my classmates, Jessica, showed it to me last year. But as I opened it when I returned home, a note fell out. It said, […]