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April 8, 2009

Movies

Poem for Holy Week

by Peggy Drinkard

I learned this poem many years ago and, unfortunately, don’t remember the author, if I ever did know. Nonetheless, I have been rolling it around in my mind this week before Easter. It’s a good meditation:

Three men shared death upon a hill, but only one man died …

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Posted by Peggy Drinkard at 9:48 a.m.
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April 6, 2009

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Sad State of Affairs

by Peggy Drinkard

Since I teach children, I frequently do on-line image searches for photos or pictures related to what I’m teaching. It’s always interesting to see what you come up with, because not only displayed are literal images of what you’ve typed in, but a whole host of “related …

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Posted by Peggy Drinkard at 3:54 p.m.
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April 5, 2009

Movies

Expelled! No Intelligence Allowed.

by Jimmy Hopper

Our Movie Night feature tonight was Ben Stein’s documentary, Expelled! No Intelligence Allowed. This is obviously a very thought provoking film, and, in the interest of provoking discussion among those who saw it tonight or had seen it earlier, I am including a brief list below. Give us your …

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Posted by Jimmy Hopper at 9:33 p.m.
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March 17, 2008

Movies

Movie Night: Amazing Grace

by Jimmy Hopper

Last nightâ??s Riverwood Movie Night featured the movie, Amazing Grace. It depicted the life of William Wilburforce and the ending of the British slave trade. The movie was very thought provoking, and the issues raised by the film resonate with Christians today. Below are listed some potential questions and …

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Posted by Jimmy Hopper at 10:24 a.m.
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February 28, 2008

Movies

William F Buckley (1925-2008)

by Jeff Miller

Friends are where you find them. About 15 or so years ago, I gained a dear friend named Buckley. I began reading a tome of his called Up From Liberalism. The book hit me squarely between the intellectual/political eyes and I have not recovered. I went on to read …

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Posted by Jeff Miller at 8:19 a.m.
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February 26, 2008

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The Academy Awards

by Jimmy Hopper

I keep confessing to “guilty pleasures” on this Blog so here comes another one: I enjoy watching the yearly Academy Awards presentation. It’s not easy to get past the narcissism, the obnoxious self importance, and the sense of entitlement that the AA presentations literally reek of, but I usually …

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Posted by Jimmy Hopper at 12:23 p.m.
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February 20, 2008

Movies

Darth Vader Becomes A Presbyterian

by Tim Lien

Finally embracing the concept of total depravity, Darth Vader has suddenly become one of us. Or maybe the whole Presbyterian denomination has migrated unwittingly to the Dark Side. Confused? This will clear things up, here.

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Posted by Tim Lien at 10:14 a.m.
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February 19, 2008

Movies

Good Queen Bess, an(d) Analysis

by Jimmy Hopper

Apart from a veritable army of psychologists, psychiarists, and counselors; many thoughtful people believe that America has unfortunately become a nation of victims. This all began when the concept of sin went out of favor and “I’m O.K., You’re O.K.” became the mantra of, well, the …

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Posted by Jimmy Hopper at 1:15 p.m.
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February 17, 2008

Movies

Movie Night at Riverwood - Babette’s Feast

by Jimmy Hopper

Babetteâ??s Feast is literally a feast of theological and human insight played out in this beautiful movie. The overriding theme is that the totality and immensity of Godâ??s grace and mercy allows us to live in joy and with grace and alone gives us the ability to forgive …

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Posted by Jimmy Hopper at 5:18 p.m.
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January 6, 2008

Movies

Movie Night_The Day the Earth Stood Still

by Robert Thornton

Questions for discussion: 1) Klaatu has been described as a Christ-like figure. What is the first evidence in the film that this is so?
(Hint: Pay close attention to the suit he â??borrowsâ? from the cleaners.) 2) How are the people in authority on Earth portrayed? Is this a …

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Posted by Robert Thornton at 11:57 p.m.
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September 30, 2007

Movies

Movie Night: The Painted Veil

by Jimmy Hopper

As noted in the bulletin this morning, we are providing a forum on the Riverblog to discuss our current Movie Night movie, The Painted Veil. The suggestions below are just that, suggestions, and everyone is free to discuss any ideas as comments. Please join in with your thoughts on the …

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Posted by Jimmy Hopper at 5:19 p.m.
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August 5, 2007

Movies

Movie Commentary - Becket

by Jimmy Hopper

As noted in the bulletin this morning, we are providing a forum on the Riverblog to discuss our current Movie Night movie, Becket. The suggestions below are just that, suggestions, and everyone is free to discuss any ideas as comments. Please join in with your thoughts on the important issues …

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Posted by Jimmy Hopper at 4:50 p.m.
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April 15, 2007

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Movie Commentary - “Hotel Rwanda”

by Jimmy Hopper

As noted in the bulletin this morning, we are providing a forum on the Riverblog to discuss our current Movie Night movie, Hotel Rwanda. The suggestions below are just that, suggestions, and everyone is free to discuss any ideas as comments. Please join in with your thoughts on the important …

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Posted by Jimmy Hopper at 12:56 p.m.
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December 18, 2006

Movies

Guest Movie Review

by Clay Staggs

I think that many of the readers of this Blog will know the guest reviewer here, George Kelley. George emailed me a review of the new Mel Gibson film Apocalypto. I reproduce here his exact review, with his permission.

I saw Apocalypto tonight and I was blown away. From a …

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Posted by Clay Staggs at 9:55 a.m.
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