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The Problem with Soundbite Theology

In which Dani Treweek gives us at TGCA (and everyone else) a helpful reminder about the danger of out-of-context theological soundbites … while simultaneously showing that they can sometimes be good opportunities for thinking things through more deeply. These days my social media newsfeed seems particularly dominated by three different types of posts. First, we have the ads. So very many ads. Second, there are the COVID memes. Most of them are hilariously perceptive. Some soundbites are wonderfully encouraging … But they all work brilliantly in the tl;dr world of which we are now all natives. And then thirdly, there...

The God of The Last Dance

There is no better sports documentary than the recently released Michael Jordan biopic ‘The Last Dance’. Indeed, Netflix has dropped one of the greatest sports documentaries of all-time. Just like its central character, the documentary is one for the ages, detailing not only the inside story of the 1997-1998 season of the Chicago Bulls, but also threading-in the various highs and lows of Jordan’s career from start to finish. Netflix has dropped one of the greatest sports documentaries of all-time. Just like its central character, the documentary is one for the ages In reflecting upon this series, I’ve been struck...

How to Ruin a Favourite Film: Dead Poets Society Reconsidered

During our socially isolated Easter, I decided to introduce my boys to a favourite film of my adolescence, Peter Weir’s Dead Poets Society (1989). As a piece of cinema, it has aged well. Tight storytelling, disciplined editing, beautiful cinematography, and excellent performances. It makes poetry exciting, and teaching romantic, and that’s all for the good. However, as an actual philosophy of education, it’s a train-wreck. Keating is a terrible teacher, by almost any measurement. As a piece of cinema, it has aged well … as an actual philosophy of education, it’s a train-wreck. Keating is a terrible teacher, by almost...

Terrence Malick’s A Hidden Life Exposes Our Showy Selfie Culture

If you’re a Terrence Malick fan, then you’ve got to see his latest film, “A Hidden Life.” It’s terrific. If you are not a Malick fan, become one by going to see it. Mind you, at 2 hours 45 minutes its either empty your bladder or bring your catheter. I got to see it at the Sydney pre-screening for the critics and “influencers”. Not being either one of those illustrious beasts, I was counting on the goodwill of Russ Matthews, of “Third Space’s Reel Dialogue” to give me a ticket. Make sure you read his review too. “A Hidden Life”...

What Every Christian Should Know About Netflix

Netflix is a giant in the world of entertainment. They’re the world’ s largest internet television network, with 100 million members in over 190 countries. And I’m one of those members. Lately, however, I’ve been rethinking my membership. No, it’s not because of Ricky Gervais’ recent comments at the golden globes about Netflix replacing Hollywood. There’s another reason why I’m concerned about Netflix. You see, a while ago the CEO of Netflix, Reed Hastings, tweeted the following: Now, I’ll admit there have been times where I’ve succumbed to the ‘Netflix Binge’ and suffered for it the next day. In the past, I would have...

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