Different Ways of Knowing in the Biblical Narrative

“We walk by faith and not by sight (2 Cor 5:7).” Delved into a new book called Biblical Knowing: A Scriptural Epistemology of Error by Dru Johnson. Thus far it has been a compelling look at how the world of the Biblical text understands knowledge and how that relates to different forms of knowing thatContinue reading “Different Ways of Knowing in the Biblical Narrative”

Film Journal 2023: Missing

Film Journal 2023: MissingDirected by Nicholas Johnson and Will Merrick There is a simple and satisfactory summation i could employ here to say, if you enjoyed searching you will likely enjoy Missing. However, part of what makes Missing a successful follow up to Searching, the Directors previous debut, is viewing the two films in concertContinue reading “Film Journal 2023: Missing”

Film Journal 2023: Women Talking

Film Journal 2023: Women TalkingDirected by Sarah Polley One of the most striking characteristics of Sarah Polley’s much praised adaptation of a similarly successful novel by Miriam Toews, a novel I have not read (just for context), is its narrowed scope. Based on my limited knowledge of the material I expected to find a historicalContinue reading “Film Journal 2023: Women Talking”

Film Journal 2023: Infinity Pool

Film Journal 2023: Infinity PoolDirected by Brandon Cronenberg Is this officially continuing the eat the rich trend from 2022? In part, although I’m still mulling over the fact that the main character, played by Alexander Skarsgard is actually an impoverished writer who “married” into money. The characters that surround him and the vacation resort himContinue reading “Film Journal 2023: Infinity Pool”

Reading Journal 2023: The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search For Meaning by Jeremy Lent

Reading Journal 2023: The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search For Meaning by Jeremy Lent Reading this book actually took me back to last year and delving in to The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber. Slight difference in focus, thesis and scope, but a definite shared concernContinue reading “Reading Journal 2023: The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search For Meaning by Jeremy Lent”

Reading Journal 2023: Legends and Lattes: A Novel of High Fantasy and Low Stakes by Travis Baldree

Reading Journal 2023: Legends and Lattes: A Novel of High Fantasy and Low Stakes by Travis Baldree Just to set up my experience with this book. I first heard about it early last year when it started to show up in seemingly every think piece, podcast and online discourse. For a book that had seeminglyContinue reading “Reading Journal 2023: Legends and Lattes: A Novel of High Fantasy and Low Stakes by Travis Baldree”

Reading Journal 2023: The Givenness of Things: Essays by Marilynne Robinson

Reading Journal 2023: The Givenness of Things: Essays by Marilynne Robinson At one point Robinson muses about the challenges of being both an academic and a Christian. She describes how when people discover she is a Christian it tends to result in shock and confusion. In truth, the identifying feature that is probably more shockingContinue reading “Reading Journal 2023: The Givenness of Things: Essays by Marilynne Robinson”

Film Journal 2023: The Territory, Retrograde, Wildcat

Film Journal 2023: The Territory, Retrograde, Wildcat Caught up with three recently released documentaries, one cited by some pundits as vying for a nomination at this year’s Oscars (The Territory, now steaming on Disney+), one an intimate and harrowing look at the moments before and after the announcement that American troops would be leaving AfghanistanContinue reading “Film Journal 2023: The Territory, Retrograde, Wildcat”

Film Journal 2023: Broker

Film Journal 2023: Broker (Directed By Hirokazu Kore-eda)Where to watch: Mcgilvary Cineplex, Cinemateque If you are not yet familiar with the work of Kore-eda, one of the best living filmmakers of our present day, do yourself a favor and experience the sheer emotional and inspirational brevity of some of his most celebrated works. While theContinue reading “Film Journal 2023: Broker”