• This was a beautiful reflection. Thanks for sharing. Rich was before my time, sadly, but I wrote some thoughts of my own on his unifying ecumenical legacy here. I always love hearing a new story about someone who got one of Rich’s many extra copies of Orthodoxy.

    https://stream.org/a-saint-for-all-seasons-the-unifying-legacy-of-rich-mullins/

     

  • Wow! First time I’ve come across your work, Adam. You’re a rare talent. Finely crafted stuff. I particularly appreciate the fact that you sing in a clean, natural way that doesn’t obscure your lyrics. (That’s a pet peeve of mine with a lot of current artists in the indie vein.)

  • While we’re  discussing song interpretations, would “I’ll Carry On” be properly interpreted as a song for immigrants who are leaving the “Old World” to come (presumably) to America? It’s vague enough that it could be taken in more general coming-of-age directions, but the bit about “hoisting a sail” seems to indicate a journey across the ocean.

  • If only I was in Tennessee and not in graduate school. 🙁

    I love this record so much. The deep cuts are just as good as the hits if not better. I hate it when Christian films paper over scenes with CCM music to escape the hard work of actually writing a good scene, but I admit that if I were a filmmaker, I’d be sorely tempted to use Rich’s…[Read more]

  • Esther O'Reilly replied to the topic in the forum Esther O'Reilly 5 years, 11 months ago

    No judgement here, I welcome all opinions. I might lean more towards your view, but perhaps I would soften it a little.

    It’s going to be too time-consuming to black stuff out here, so fair warning folks, stop reading now if you don’t want to see spoilers.

    1. The similarities are stressed, but I see Ferreira doing more shockingly bad stuff than…[Read more]

  • Esther O'Reilly replied to the topic in the forum Esther O'Reilly 5 years, 11 months ago

    No judgement here, I welcome all opinions. I might lean more towards your view, but perhaps I would soften it a little.

    It’s going to be too time-consuming to black stuff out here, so fair warning folks, stop reading now if you don’t want to see spoilers.

    1. The similarities are stressed, but I see Ferreira doing more shockingly bad stuff than…[Read more]

  • Esther O'Reilly replied to the topic in the forum Esther O'Reilly 5 years, 11 months ago

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  • @danielleec, Yes! Loved Home. I do think Gilead is the greater novel, but anyone who loved Gilead and hasn’t yet read Home needs to go do so. Lila is also a good prequel, deeply sad and not, I think, as good as her first, but still worth reading.

    @christopherhagen I’m really glad to see O’Brien get a shout-out, even though actually don’t think…[Read more]

  • I think Christian bookstores should carry great Jewish fiction too. See Chaim Potok’s The ChosenMy Name is Asher Lev.

  • Esther O'Reilly started the topic in the forum 5 years, 11 months ago

    I’m about to enter a very busy semester, so I may not be able to come back and contribute to this thread as I would like, but I thought I would at least open up a place for people to discuss Silence, book and film as people see it. Spoilers aren’t really avoidable, so folks can use the blackout code, or if your whole post is that spoilerific, just…[Read more]

  • Esther O'Reilly started the topic in the forum 5 years, 11 months ago

    I’m about to enter a very busy semester, so I may not be able to come back and contribute to this thread as I would like, but I thought I would at least open up a place for people to discuss Silence, book and film as people see it. Spoilers aren’t really avoidable, so folks can use the blackout code, or if your whole post is that spoilerific, just…[Read more]

  • Esther O'Reilly started the topic in the forum 5 years, 11 months ago

    I’m about to enter a very busy semester, so I may not be able to come back and contribute to this thread as I would like, but I thought I would at least open up a place for people to discuss Silence, book and film as people see it. Spoilers aren’t really avoidable, so folks can use the blackout code, or if your whole post is that spoilerific, just…[Read more]

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    It seems like a lot of people are just now starting to realize that Carrie Fisher and Paul Simon were married. I knew this already from a few years back when I was eating up anything and everything about Paul Simon. His songs “Hearts and Bones” and “Graceland” now take on an even sadder meaning to me. Many people don’t know that “Hearts and…[Read more]

  • Esther O'Reilly started the topic in the forum 5 years, 11 months ago

    It seems like a lot of people are just now starting to realize that Carrie Fisher and Paul Simon were married. I knew this already from a few years back when I was eating up anything and everything about Paul Simon. His songs “Hearts and Bones” and “Graceland” now take on an even sadder meaning to me. Many people don’t know that “Hearts and…[Read more]

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    Hi Rabbit Roomers! I’d like to raise a little awareness in this corner of the web about the work of an American realist painter named Timothy Jones. His style evokes old Dutch masters like Vermeer and Rembrandt. He paints fruit, wine glasses, and other still-lifes, some examples of which can be viewed…[Read more]

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