By Tim Winterstein - Some things are too horrific to face straight on. You have to shield your eyes, take a side glance, observe from an oblique angle. One of the feature-length documentaries screening at this year's Newport Beach Film Festival is Forever 'B' (now called Abducted in Plain Sight), and its story is almost … Continue reading Idaho Horror Story
By Bob Hiller - How would you respond if I told you that you are a sheep? My guess is that your initial response would not be positive. In fact, when we call someone a sheep in our day, we usually mean they are weak—a follower. They blindly follow a leader with no thought or … Continue reading Stop Picking on the Sheep
By Paul Koch – The smorgasbord that is American Christianity is a plethora of material for running jokes and cultural commentary. Not only is there a conflict between people of the Christian faith and those outside the Church, but there is also an ongoing conflict within Christianity. The Baptists are pretty sure that the Catholics are going to hell, … Continue reading Learnign to Not Love the Church
By Tim Winterstein - [SPOILERS] First of all, if you haven't gotten Movie Pass yet, what are you waiting for? If you sign up on the website, it's only $6.95 a month, and if you see even one movie a month, it pays for itself. (Just make sure that it covers theaters in your area. … Continue reading A Quiet Place
By Ross Engel - I always wanted to be an astronaut. My childhood bedroom was decorated with space memorabilia. As a teenager, I had a full size wall mural in my bedroom of the Space Shuttle Columbia orbiting the earth. I collected shuttle mission patches, built model rockets, and stared at the stars. I watched … Continue reading Space Force Chaplain
By Tim Winterstein - It's Holy Week, so what else would I be doing but watching two films about Jesus' last few days? Two long movies. Two movies that inspired controversy and discussion and debate. Two movies that present two different Jesuses. And frankly, I don't care if movies want to use different devices to … Continue reading Passion and Temptation
By Bob Hiller Whatever happened to old Barabbas? You remember Barabbas from the Passion narrative, don’t you? He’s the robber (John 8:40), the notorious insurrectionist and murderer (Matt. 27:16; Mark. 15:7; Luke 23:18-19) who is bound for the cross the same week Jesus was on trial. When Pilate took up the custom of releasing a … Continue reading Whatever Happened to Barabbas?