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Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes | Critical Thoughts & Notes

April 24, 2018

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E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien. Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible. InterVarsity Press, 2012. [Logos Edition.] (225 pages) CRITICAL THOUGHTS This is an excellent introduction for those unfamiliar with the basics of interpretation. I appreciate the authors’ study, experience, and their personal admission of their own […]

League of Denial | Transcript

April 7, 2018

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League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis ANNOUNCER: Tonight on FRONTLINE, the epic story of football’s concussion crisis. HARRY CARSON, Author, Captain For Life: These players come down with dementia. ANNOUNCER: A major FRONTLINE investigation of what the NFL knew and when it knew it. STEVE FAINARU, FRONTLINE/ESPN: The level of denial was just profound. BETH WILKINSON, NFL’s Attorney: We […]

Concussion | Review & Lamentation

April 4, 2018

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Concussion. [PG-13] 2015. Review & Lamentation I didn’t appreciate this film as much as other documentary representations, perhaps because the Frontline Production, League of Denial is so thorough (also, League of Denial). Concussion focuses specifically on Bennett Omalu’s role in his discovery and publication of CTE, and does a nice job displaying Omaul’s angst over the challenges. My main […]

Coco | Review

April 4, 2018

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Coco. Disney Pixar, 2017 [PG] They did it. Again. I cried. Again. They wrote a story of deep humanity with the themes of following your inner passion, redeeming generations of brokenness with music (yup, read that again, a la “Eats, shoots and leaves.”), and the importance of family. In psychological speak, PTSD triggers are reframed. One person’s self-differentiation […]