Lent with the Desert Fathers
As part of Lent, my congregation always studies a particular topic that touches on Lenten themes, such as suffering, spiritual disciplines, and repentance. And as the pastor, I can present to the parish whatever I think is best, so if I’m smart, I’ll teach on something I already know a lot about—less preparation makes life easier. But last year, I did something stupid: I told everyone I would teach on the Desert Fathers.Read More ›
One Minute Review: The Force Awakens
This is the One Minute Review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It also includes an important announcement about the One Minute Review. So, watch this one.
One Minute Review: Spotlight
In 2001, the Boston Globe published an important piece on the sexual abuse of children by priests in the Archdiocese of Boston, and on the system that protected the clergy. A new film tells the story of the reporters, and the challenges they faced in bringing the story to light.
One Minute Review: The Peanuts Movie
The One Minute Review returns! Welcome special guest Randall Goodgame for our review of the new Peanuts movie. And if you don’t know why Randall is the special guest, you need to visit the store immediately and buy his War & Peace album.
One Minute Review: Gone Girl
Ben Affleck is back in David Fincher’s latest film. Is it amazing, or is it just OK?
One Minute Review: Nightcrawler
Jack Gyllenhaal has put a Nightcrawler on his hook. Will you take the Oscar bait?
In his book The Pastor, Eugene Peterson compares the life of a pastor to the role of a harpooner on a nineteenth-century whaling ship. A harpooner was the member of the crew whose task was to Read More ›
One Minute Review: Interstellar
Christopher Nolan is back with what he hopes to be his masterpiece, the science fiction epic Interstellar. Does it soar, or disappear into a black hole? The One Minute Review knows.
One Minute Review: Steve Jobs
Danny Boyle, Aaron Sorkin, Michael Fassbender, and Kate Winslet turn their considerable talents to telling the story of Steve Jobs. Was it iPhone genius, or Newton failure? Find out!
One Minute Review: Straight Outta Compton
Fr. Thomas is back with Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and Eazy-E. Let’s do this.
One Minute Review: Ex Machina
Is Father Thomas sentient, or does the One Minute Review only make him appear sentient? Only one way to find out! Watch the One Minute Review of the new sci-fi thriller Ex Machina