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Resources: Influencers

I am in a Leaders are Readers group at Westmont College (my place of employment). We are currently reading Malcolm Gladwell’s book The Tipping Point and discussing the applicability to our context. A couple days ago, I read about the short film Influencers from Charles Lee’s blog. In watching the film, I noticed a good … Continue reading

Prayer

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not … Continue reading

Soul Searching

Soul Searching is a film for anyone wanting to know more about the spiritual lives of teenagers. The book – of the same title and well worth the read – is robust in its examinations and shows the complexities and sometimes shallowness of teenage spirituality. This DVD does the same. The DVD gives images and … Continue reading

Slumdog Injustice

This situation with Slumdog Millionaire simply makes me sick. This is the essence of exploitation. Not only on the studio’s part, but on movie watchers as well. It is oxymoronic that the world celebrates this beautiful rags to riches fairytale and the endurance of a “slumdog”, but then sits back and does not allow the … Continue reading

The Visitor

A couple weeks ago my wife and I watched an incredible movie called “The Visitor”. Here is the synopsis of the film form Rotten Tomatoes. In a world of six billion people, it only takes one to change your life. In actor and filmmaker Tom McCarthy’s follow-up to his award winning directorial debut The Station … Continue reading

Drama High A Real High School Musical

I have only seen the trailers, but I think that ABC’s “20/20 special”, Drama High: A Real High School Musical, which airs tonight at 8pm, will be worth the watch. From what I have seen and read, the special may offer some intriguing commentary on diversity and  multi-cutlrualism in the youth generation. The sheer fact that racial … Continue reading