Dunkirk and the Power of Story

I recently caught Dunkirk, the Christopher Nolan movie that tells the story of the daring rescue of Allied soldiers in the early days of World War II. When Nazi Germany invaded France in May 1940, they began to push English, Belgian and French forces to the sea. The British Expeditionary Force made the decision...

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Flamingo!

A while back, I was telling one of my fabulous stories when my daughter interrupted me. “Dad,” Abby sighed, “you’ve already told me this one.” “I have?” I asked. “Are you sure?” “Yes. You’ve been repeating yourself a lot lately.” I think this was my daughter’s way of telling me that I was...

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The Power of Story

  The movie Noah recently opened in theaters amid a flood of controversy (see what I did there?). The $130 million epic, starring Russell Crowe as the title character, was directed by Darren Aronofsky, an outspoken atheist whose godlessness led him to “make my God, and my God is narrative filmmaking.” Reviews for...

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God’s Story

This past Sunday, “The Bible” miniseries premiered on The History Channel and, lo, it was good, drawing in 13.1 million viewers. The numbers were powerful enough to smote the competition on all the major broadcast networks and become cable’s most-watched entertainment telecast this year. The creators of the 10-hour series, which will culminate on...

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