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Why We Watch Films, Part 6: Cultural Literacy

What makes our culture tick?  What is happening in our present cultural moment?  In the last part of our series on Why We Watch Films, author Dan Brendsel explains how we become aware of the reigning assumptions, values, habits of thoughts...

Why We Watch Films, Part 5: Beauty

In the fifth part of our series, Why Do We Watch Films, author Dan Brendsel focusses on the ways in which films can demonstrate the power and majesty of beauty.  As a friendly reminder, the films mentioned in the article are not necessarily a...

Why We Watch Films, Part 4: Transformation

What is the meaning of transformation? Simply put, it means to be transformed, to challenge one's own understandings/self-understanding/perspectives/dispositions /character, and thus, to mature.

We all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a...

Why Do We Watch Films, Part 3: Perspective

Continuing with our series on the reason we watch films, the third article in a six-part series by Dan Brendsel considers the idea of a changed perspective.

 

To see through the eyes of others cultivates empathy and sympathy. Films allow us to...

Why Do We Watch Films, Part 2: Defamiliarization

In the second part of our series, Why Do We Watch Films, author Dan Brendsel focusses on the fresh perspective films can bring to our worldview.  Read on to explore what a new, or different perspective can bring to the conversation.

 

As a...

Chapel 5/19/20 - Messengers of God to the Whole World 5

Join us for chapel this morning, led by Jason Barney, Academic Dean, for the fifth and final message in the series "Messengers of God to the Whole World." 

Chapel 5/12/20 - Messengers of God to the Whole World 4

Join us for chapel this morning, led by Jason Barney, Academic Dean, for the fourth message in the series "Messengers of God to the Whole World." 

Online Assembly 5/11/20

Join us for online assembly this morning, led by Jason Barney, Academic Dean. We normally begin at about 8:30 am, but gather your family and begin whenever works best for you!