Monthly Archives: August 2012

Voting in Two Kingdoms

It’s the time of the year when Christians ponder how to “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” The gospel writer Mark adds “And they marveled at him.” Marveled, indeed. Because Jesus provides no details, where, the adage has it, the devil resides.  Nothing about voting, since […]

THE WINGS OF EAGLES: God’s Presence in Absence

The title is an audience’s first experience of a play or film. The title conjures images and sets up expectations for what will follow. Søren Kolstrup writes, the title is “a means for guiding our reception and our interpretation”.[i] But phrase “wings of eagles” does not exist in the film. So when about to view […]


Clearly righteousness is important to God: “The LORD will repay each man for his righteousness and his faithfulness.” 1 Samuel 26:23 “You love righteousness and hate wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.” Psalm 47: 7 “Righteousness delivers from death.” Proverbs 11: 4 Jesus underscored the […]


After setting the Christian images and tropes with the first two volumes of her trilogy – Hunger Games and Catching Fire, author Suzanne Collins places her characters where all Christian tales end, at the foot of the cross of Jesus Christ, in this case known as “The Hanging Tree”. Introduced in Deuteronomy as part of […]

“AMY’S WISH” Heads to Chicago Film Festival

“Amy’s Wish”, a screen adaptation of James Caputo’s award-winning short play, has officially been selected to screen in the 2012 Midwest Christian-Inspirational Indie Film Festival taking place September 28-30, 2012. The Festival location is the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street in Chicago, Illinois. Directed for the screen by Bates College Professor Paul […]