Just what lies beyond Ellen White for Australian Adventism and Avondale College Michael Chamberlain is not entirely sure. He is quite certain, however, that Desmond Ford and the Reformation Gospel Ford has long advocated are the crucial catalysts for taking the church and its college beyond a sociocultural identity that lasted more than 70 years (283) and then fell apart decisively in the years surrounding the annus horribilus of 1980.
In his “The Progressive Corner’s Blog” African American History Professor Ibram H. Rogers blasts the new Hollywood release The Blind Side – a true story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American who is taken in by a well-to-do white family that helps him fulfill his potential: “the plot is old, just like many of the other White Savior Flicks.
When this former nun fled the convent and became a scholar of literature at Oxford, Karen Armstrong thought she'd put all things theological well behind her. But, as the saying goes, if you want to make God laugh, tell Him, or Her, your plans. Next thing you know, Armstrong was creating documentaries.
While working on a film in Jerusalem, the ancient city where Islam, Judaism and Christianity converge, the connections among that trio of faiths rekindled Armstrong's imagination and led to another new career.
Welcome to something new--the Spectrum film vlog. The film vlog is a conversational approach to film review and discussion conducted over Skype, a computer-to-computer video conferencing software application.
This week, Stephen Lloyd joins the Spectrum film vlog to discuss Roland Emmerich's new release, 2012, which is currently in theaters.
Please join us as we break down some of the film's themes and content.
Picture books are not simply books with pictures: they are a delicate interactive fusion of text and image that ceases to have meaning if one or the other is removed. This interaction of text and image is repeated in the interaction of adult reader and child listener. The best picture books include this relationship as part of the meaning-making experience: the presence of the child listener, cuddled up beside the loving adult reader, is implied as part of the dramatic performance that makes up the experience that is the picture book.
Maurice Sendak first entered my world when as a young girl my father read me the story of Max and the Wild Things.
The book's evocative (Caldecott Medal-winning) illustrations and terse, lyrical narrative captured my imagination and transported me "off through night and day and in and out of weeks and almost over a year to where the wild things are."