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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The story of the turtles and their rat leader/father, Splinter, mutating due to a science experiment is told with a new spin for modern audiences.

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Begin Again

Begin Again is not as artistically aspirational as its characters are. It prefers to engage in some mainstream Hollywood feel-goodery.

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day won’t win any awards for acting or originality, but it is a joy to experience.

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It is a commonly believed myth that humans only engage 10% of their brain’s capacity…

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Guardians of the Galaxy

Besides the awe-inspiring CGI effects, the strength of the film falls squarely on the relationships between this unsuspecting band of misfits.



Glory to God in heaven, and peace on earth!

When I think about the coming Christmas season, I am reminded Isaiah’s words, “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light” (Isaiah 9:2).


Christmas memories

What is your Christmas memory? Is it a traditional European wintry scene? Is it an outback Australian hot, dry, dusty scene?


Soapbox: Discovering our ‘imaginal’ realm

Recently, in talking with friends in the church, I blithely said something along the lines that we need to be more open to the imaginal realm.