Tag Archives: Religion

Time for Rest and Contemplation in Iona

Someday I want to visit Iona. It is a tiny island (3 miles long and 1.5 miles wide) in the Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. I want to visit for a few reasons. In 2001 when I was … Continue reading

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Theological Themes in “The Black Hole (1979)”

I am finally returning to my movie reviews focusing on theological and philosophical themes. I had planned months ago to return to writing them, but they fell to the side as I wrote other posts. All that time these continued … Continue reading

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Movie Review – Poltergeist (1982)

Steven Spielberg thought of Poltergeist while working on Raiders of the Lost Ark. He had always wanted to make a ghost movie. He liked the scene in Close Encounters in which Barry was abducted by aliens, and so he combined … Continue reading

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Movie Review – Amistad (1997)

Amistad is based on historical events. In 1839 fifty-three Mende in Sierra Leone were captured by an enemy tribe and taken to an illegal slave trading post. Some Portuguese sailors took them and then transferred them to La Amistad. During … Continue reading

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Religious and Philosophical Themes in Movies

As I said here, I enjoy stories which wrestle with interesting questions, even when I disagree with the conclusions of the author. In my next post I will begin a series in which I will discuss religious and philosophical themes … Continue reading

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