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J'ai un but, une tâche, disons le mot, une passion. Le métier d'écrire en est une violente et presque indestructible. I have an object, a task, let me say the word, a passion. The profession of writing is a violent and almost indestructible one. George Sand When I wrote my dissertation on "Islamist terrorism" for my degree, the central thesis of that piece was that the democrat ...
Below is a transcription from a portion of a seminar by Anthony de Mello - A Jesuit priest from India, who is widely regarded for his teachings on practical spirituality. He died in 1987, and his writings have been criticized by the Catholic church. I'm grateful for having been exposed to his common sense wisdom. Below is one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy. What I'm about to say will sou ...
My son is getting ready to go somewhere. I can see the visible heartache. I know what is bothering him. "Why do you care?" I say in exasperation. "If you peel back the layers. It's one person. Only one person that is weighing you down. Every single other person believed in you. Why are you giving that one person so much power?" Not long after I am walking with "Cookie" and "Candy." We chat as w ...
I am watching America's Got Talent. I have my laptop on my lap sifting through e-mails. It's been a long day. No, today has been a very, very long day. A choir sings. They sound magnificent. The audience and judges love them. They interview the head of the choir and he says, "To God be the glory." I know I shouldn't. It's been a hard day only I can't help myself once I hear those words. It is a ...
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbNknirhUeA (Important Note: Below is my original review of the documentary An Open Secret . The documentary film deals with the issue of child sexual abuse in Hollywood. Some entries in the comments section below (combined with the charity registration issue mentioned in the original post ...
"God's Not Dead" sequel wraps as real-life religious expression case plays out in court + DCI's "Rediscover Jesus"
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Pure Flix just finished production on God’s Not Dead 2: He’s Surely Alive . This film is the follow-up to the immensely-successful God’s Not Dead which grossed over $60 million last year at the box office. The sequel features a star-studded cast that includes Melissa Joan Hart (Melissa & Joey) , Jesse Metcalfe ...
Like many of you reading this, I was raised to believe many religious things. Much of that stuff, however, I no longer believe today. [caption id="attachment_5527" align="alignright" width="200"] The Stuff I Was Raised to Believe...And, What I Believe Today[/caption] Make no mistake, I'm still a believer. And, what I believe today is very important to me. But what I believe has been and cont ...
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