Last night I got the chance to attend an advance screening of Silver Linings Playbook, the new film by David O. Russell (director of The Fighter and Three Kings), and starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro. Let me just say three words: Go. See. It. Charming, intense, emotional, upsetting, endearing, uplifting, funny […]
Last night, I was privileged to be at the premiere of The Line, a documentary film by Emmy Award-winning producer Linda Midgett and Sojourners, in partnership with World Vision, Bread for the World, Oxfam America, and the Christian Community Development Association. The ‘line’ of the title is the poverty line, which currently stands at about $23,000 […]
Coming in November: Steven Spielberg’s biopic of our 16th President, starring the inimitable Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, and Tommy Lee Jones. I’m reading Ronald White’s biography of Lincoln at the moment, so I’m particularly looking forward to this!
I’ve been reading again through one of the books that changed my life, Brennan Manning’s The Ragamuffin Gospel. One of his chapters talks about wonder, and he quotes Abraham Joshua Heschel, who said on his deathbed, “Never once in my life did I ask God for success or wisdom or power or fame. I asked […]
It’s been awhile since I’ve made time for things that give me life, that aren’t necessarily ‘productive’ but are highly conducive to my spiritual, mental and emotional health–things as simple as reading a book, or going to see a movie, or discovering new music. I realized that I needed to build a little more of […]