Category Archives: Reflections on Movies/Books

Dean Spanley – The Celebration of Being a Dog

I’ve taken some time to think about the movie Dean Spanley and how the story was able to evoke such an emotional from me. As a huge dog lover, part of me is forever grateful to the scene in the … Continue reading

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A Dog’s Religion Review by LL Book Review

It was great that Shannon Yarbrough from LL Book Review took the time to read and review my book. As a writer, an honest assessment of your work means so much – even if the review comes across as a … Continue reading

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That I Am a Christian is not Religulous

As a teenager, I was watching a foreign film on Showcase in the middle of the night and was rewarded with a simple message delivered in subtitles from a Catholic priest. The essence of the priest’s sermon can be summed … Continue reading

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Piper’s 90 Minutes in Heaven

When I was checking my Kindle to see if a book had become available in this format, Don Piper’s book, 90 Minutes in Heaven, came up as suggested reading. Since it seemed like a great value and I like reading … Continue reading

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Pulp Christian – Pulp Fiction vs. Passion of the Christ

One offers brain particles all over the interior of a car, the other a drawn out, bloody journey to the cross. One is viewed as gratuitous violence, while the other is praised for portraying the anguish of the Savior. Let’s … Continue reading

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Spell-Binding Sunset – Response To Dostoevsky’s “The Devils”

After finishing Dostoevsky’s The Devils again, I was struck by how sad Stavrogin’s decision made me despite the atrocities he committed; and I also found myself thinking about spell-binding sunsets. Whenever I find myself awed by the brilliant colors of … Continue reading

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On Joy – How It Can Sneak Up On You

After reading C.S. Lewis’ “Surprised by Joy” again I felt inspired to write. Since I was fortunate enough to get a snapshot of his world while visiting Oxford, I’ve thought about his experience of “Joy” in spiritual terms and how, … Continue reading

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