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'Jaws' And The Kingdom of God

Bert Montgomery | Posted 08.29.2012 | Religion
Bert Montgomery

Being "fishers of men" is not about getting people to take our bait. It's about casting huge nets of grace and bringing all the people within our reaches along with us into the current of God's Kingdom.

Getting Religion: The Ten Best Films on Faith

John Farr | Posted 05.24.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

In the final analysis, religion is what we humans have made of it, good and bad. Perhaps that's what makes it such a fascinating subject for film. Here then are my candidates for the top ten films dealing with faith and spirituality.

Thoughts on The King's Speech, and Other Royal Entries

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Notwithstanding Colin Firth's astonishing performance, the film's genius lies in its being decidedly old-fashioned. Here is a sampling of my favorite titles which concern the venerable throne of England.

Missing Mr. Matthau

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

On the first of this month, Walter Matthau, who left us just a decade ago, would have turned ninety. Ruminating on this unnoted milestone made me consider anew what a unique and gifted screen actor he was.

Raymond A. Figueroa: County Assessor Candidate Injured In Fight, Endorsed The Next Day

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former judge and Democratic Cook County Assessor candidate Raymond A. Figueroa was hurt in a fight outside his home Tuesday night, before landing the ...

Meditations on a Remake: The Taking Of Pelham 123

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

I have to admit it: the new Taking Of Pelham 123 wasn't as bad as I thought it might be.