Milk

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Milk
Directed by Gus Van Sant (Focus Features, 2008)


From Age to Age: How Christians Have Celebrated the Eucharist

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Article Prayer and Sacraments Reviews

From Age to Age: How Christians Have Celebrated the Eucharist
By Edward Foley (Liturgical Press, 2008)

Warning: If you read this book you may never look at a chalice the same way again. Instead, you may see, in addition to a sacred vessel, a theological statement about the Eucharist as it was understood at a particular moment in history.


Who Would Jesus Kill? War, Peace, and the Christian Tradition

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By Mark J. Allman (St. Mary’s Press, 2008)

“Who would Jesus kill?” asks author Mark Allman in this introduction to Christian thought on the ideal of peace and the morality of warfare. The answer is easy: No one! The unmarried, childless, propertyless, non-political Jesus of the canonical gospels kills no one.


Working on a Dream

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (Columbia, 2009)

For 36 years now, Bruce Springsteen has been redefining the “rock star” job description.

He was the clean and sober guy in a flannel shirt who pushed community responsibility and, later, political engagement. Now he’s out there again, finding out for all who may follow what it is to be an active practitioner of the rock arts at the age of 59.


Gran Torino

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Directed by Clint Eastwood (Warner Brothers, 2008)

For three decades Clint Eastwood made his bread and butter celebrating the American myth of heroic violence, playing nameless cowboys and rogue cops who placed their shattered and lonesome faith in the business end of a Colt 45.


Moral Kombat

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Article Marriage and Family Reviews
How much should we worry about the daily dose of interactive, virtual murder and mayhem in our kids’ lives?

Video games first came to an arcade or home near yours in 1972 with the likes of Pong and Odyssey. By the early 1990s these tiddlywinks games had been replaced by richly interactive and violent games like Mortal Kombat and Wolfenstein.


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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Directed by David Fincher (Paramount Pictures, 2008)

David Fincher’s movie version of a farcical short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald tells the backwards tale of a man born old who spends his life growing young, ultimately dying as an infant.


Whatever happened I apologize

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Jay Bennett (rockproper.com, 2008)

Back in the late 1990s, Wilco was the great American rock band, and Jay Bennett was one of its key members. Today Wilco is mostly a rotating cast of sidemen for Jeff Tweedy, and Bennett is a producer, session player, and indie solo artist.


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