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Nerve – Movie Discussion

A teacher of mine used to encourage us to “study the poets of our time.” What he was really saying was to pay attention to the thinkers and the voices in our pop culture, to what people in our day … Continue reading

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Star Trek Beyond – Movie Discussion

Science fiction is a lot like comedy – it allows us a safe distance from which to take a closer look at things in the real world. This latest Star Trek movie has plenty to offer in that respect. As … Continue reading

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The BFG – Movie Discussion

The BFG is a sweet movie about a spunky orphan girl named Sophie who is very much alone in the world until she meets a “scary” giant. The other giants are man-eaters, but this one is gentle and loving and … Continue reading

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Zootopia – Movie Discussion

Zootopia is the witty story of young bunny Judy Hopps who travels to the big city, Zootopia, to pursue her dream of being a police officer. She wants to make a difference in the world, but that’s harder than she … Continue reading

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For all you Fans of Haven…

So, in the fifth season of Haven, Audrey Parker’s body has been hijacked by Mara (it’s sci-fi/fantasy…you just gotta roll with it!) and Mara is a horrible person. She wants to hurt people. She’s full of hate and bitterness—nothing like … Continue reading

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The Age of Adaline – Movie Discussion

The Age of Adaline is a fantastical love story about a woman who stops aging at 29. In a world as dedicated to beauty and youth as ours, that may sound like a good thing, until you actually watch someone … Continue reading

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Cinderella – Movie Discussion

Some stories never grow old—Cinderella is certainly one of those, and this beautiful, new (but faithful) rendition of the classic is no exception. Any story that stands of the test of time as this one has does so because of … Continue reading

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Whiplash – Movie Discussion

Whiplash is an intriguing story about a young, gifted drummer, Andrew, and Fletcher, the brilliant, if somewhat sadistic conductor of an elite jazz band. Their relationship is complicated. Fletcher is a brutal master, hard to please and harsh. He works … Continue reading

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Movie Discussion

There’s no present like the time. – Babul In keeping with the first, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movie, the second was fun and full of laughs (largely thanks to Dev Patel’s fantastically awkward, fast-talking, lovable Sonny) mixed with just the … Continue reading

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What constitutes a soul?

At Shepherd Project we are always looking out for trending issues in our culture that have connections to matters of faith. The other day at the movies, I saw two back-to-back previews of completely different types of movies, but echoing … Continue reading

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