Today is the feast day of Scotsman Eric Liddell, Olympic athlete and missionary to China. In this clip from “Chariots of Fire,” Liddell, portrayed by
It is Oscar Season and this year Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave is one of the favorites. At Killing the Buddha, S. Brent Plate
It’s a book in which we see a community in dire poverty pushed up against a community of privilege—in which we hear about a community that is starving, and [another] that has so much excess that at times they actually want to make themselves sick so they can fit in more food.
… bad photography (and unconscious photographers) can, like bad liturgy (and unconscious celebrants), get in the way. This is what happened in the video when it went viral: the conversation became about “The Angry Priest vs. The Boorish Photographers” when we should have been celebrating the couple’s marriage.
Henry Fonda as Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath:
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