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Sunday
Mar072010

Avatar: a review

James Cameron has given many interviews over the past few months, promoting Avatar and discussing the ground-breaking technology that went into it. He has even defended the film against those who take issue with its politics or its depiction of the military.

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Sunday
Mar072010

Henri Nouwen: Home Tonight

I hate it when my favourite authors die. E.B. White, Walker Percy, Robertson Davies  – I miss their words, their friendship, still. Henri Nouwen died in 1996 and I still feel sad when I see his books on the shelf, reminded there will be no more.  Nouwen showed me vistas of God’s love and unpacked Christ’s mercy in ways few others ever have.

 

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Sunday
Mar072010

James Bryan Smith: The Good & Beautiful God

PARENTING has been rough lately, pushing me once again to shoulder my way through a maze of pain and discouragement. Does God love a failure at parenting? Is God really trustworthy? Does He want good for me? I have wrestled with these questions for many years, despite studies in theology and
long years in a lovely church.

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Sunday
Mar072010

Sue Careless: Discovering the BCP Vol. 3

OUR OLDEST child arrived in one of those easily-could-have-lost-him deliveries – monitors beeping, specialists hovering, husband looking stunned. The following morning, our rector arrived at my hospital room. He lowered his 6’5” frame down to his knees, laid open a small red prayer book on my hospital bed, and together we responsively read the liturgy of the “Thanksgiving after Child-birth.”

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Sunday
Mar072010

The Best Biographies of some Great Saints

Looking for a biography of a famous Christian either to give as a gift or to read yourself in 2010? Dr. Don Lewis, Secretary of the Anglican Studies Program at Regent College in Vancouver, has several recommendations:

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