Will Hunting and the Experiences that Shape us

I was having a conversation with a member of my life group last night. We were talking about something unrelated to this post, but in the course of that conversation I realized something. The Christian faith has been transferred from one generation to the next by the personal witness of those who have been changed by the power of the Gospel. Continue reading “Will Hunting and the Experiences that Shape us”

Reflections on a Motion Picture | “Out Of Bed You Daisy Head”

The movie Sister Act is a great movie. I know there maybe some who would not agree. And that would be alright. I have watched the movie many times over the last few years. There are a couple of scenes in particular that really speak to me as it relates to faith and the living out of faith. Continue reading “Reflections on a Motion Picture | “Out Of Bed You Daisy Head””

Word to the Wise | “Carpe Diem”

In the movie Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams played a literature teacher in an all boys’ school.  Mr. Williams wanted the students to learn from the lessons of history the dead poets wrote about.  His message?  Carpe Diem—Live the Present. Mr. Williams’ point was that TODAY is the only day we have. The dead poets had their day and their say.  Dwelling on the errors … Continue reading Word to the Wise | “Carpe Diem”

Word to the Wise | “The Need for Single Mindedness”

In the movie The Last Samurai we find a scene in which Tom Cruise is fighting an expert samurai with a wood sword.  He is getting beaten by the expert even though he had demonstrated progress.  The son of the hero in the movies tells Tom Cruise: “You have too many minds.”  He meant to say that Cruise was not focused.  He was thinking about … Continue reading Word to the Wise | “The Need for Single Mindedness”