Creativity

Where the Finite and Infinite Mingle

Have you ever spoken to artists and, after some time in discussion, thought they were slightly off their rocker? Sometimes they employ strange imagery when expressing their ideas. They “give birth to creations” or find themselves “surprised” at the lives…

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Growing Up with Relient K

“Sadie Hawkin’s Dance” takes me right back to high school youth group and summer camp. In those days, there was a lot of volleyball, and volleyball requires music. I knew every single word to that song, and my friends and…

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Me Before You Movie Review

    I went to see Me Before You with every intention of hating it. The criticisms I’ve read about its pro-euthanasia message are valid and worth reading. I haven’t yet read the book, so my opinion is two-dimensional at…

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Entertaining Jesus

Do you slip into an ideal locale in an imaginary world from time to time? Not just when things are going bad, but when you want to take a moment and get another perspective on life? If you do, we…

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Art & the Act of Creating

The afternoon is spent with friends, but before I go to bed, I sit down with an old book and skim through pages until a few words jump out at me. I tear the page out, not so carefully because…

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I Want My Daughter to Grow Up Bored

If you grew up in a family like mine in the nineties, long car trips were not filled with iPads loaded with movies or cell phones linked to friends. If you were lucky, you got an Adventures in Odyssey tape…

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Songs for the Fight

I had a conversation recently with singer-songwriter Andrew Peterson, one he’s had before. I’ve had it before, too, though not in quite the same way. My wife and I went to the last Local Show of the year when we…

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Ex-Machina and Being Thoughtful with Other’s Lives

He’s a good person.   Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer for an internet company owned by Nathan (Oscar Isaac), is a nice guy. When he wins a lottery to travel to his boss’s expansive, smart-house compound, he’s thrilled to have…

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Exploring Caretakers

On a recent flight overseas for work, I had the chance to watch Interstellar. You know, the movie where Matthew McConaughey watches the Star Wars 7 trailer.   Overall, I enjoyed it. It kept me interested during its two hours…

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