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Faith Reels: Star Trek Beyond … where others have gone before


By Bonnie Anderson and Dan Webster


This is the 13th feature length film in the Star Trek franchise. It was born on network TV 50 years ago from the mind of the late Gene Roddenberry. It was designed to show a world, a galaxy, that’s overcome xenophobia. The cast was multi-racial and multi-ethnic.


Star Trek made history in its three short years of first run episodes when Capt. Kirk and Lt. Uhura shared a kiss. It was the first time on American […]

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More justice less Jason

Jason’s role is to preserve that order. In a culture that will only give up its moral judgment when you pry it from its cold dead fingers, the use of conservative religion as a blunt weapon against sex education in public schools, reproductive choice for women and families, or even drug legalization, seems to me to embody that same spirit of death and oppression that the demented killer Jason Voorhees represents.

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The Magazine: Selma… “Negotiate. Demonstrate. Resist.”

Keep in mind this film is not a documentary and what it reminds us is very timely. Not only is it released near the national holiday set aside to remember Dr. King, but current national headlines speak of issues of race and use/abuse of power that are yet to be addressed in our country. Perhaps God will bring together other gifted leaders to shed light on present injustice?

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‘Unbroken’ …but not without pain, suffering, and determination

Review by Bonnie Anderson and Dan Webster

If opening this movie on Christmas Day brings more people to see it, then bravo to the marketing department. Angelina Jolie has directed a stunning film that lives up to its claim to be a story of survival, resilience and redemption.

So if you are interested in being inspired by the unusual and often horrific but faithful life of 1936 Olympic athlete and WWII American war hero Louis Zamperini, read the artfully written book by […]

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Exodus Opens Amid Criticism

Hollywood’s latest Bible epic, Exodus: Gods and Kings, opens to a nationwide audience this weekend with mixed reviews and heavy criticism of a mostly-white cast representing Biblical characters.

The film stars Christian Bales as Moses and Joel Edgerton as Ramses and tells the famous Exodus story when Moses is chosen to lead the Hebrews out of slavery in Egypt. The story joins other Bible-themed movies, like Noah, that are bringing the stories to life on the big screen in new ways with […]

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