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Near the end of his sprawling, at times lyrical and at times infuriating epic novel, Iron Gustav: A Berlin Family Chronicle, Hans Fallada incorporates into his narrative the true story of a Berlin horse-and-buggy cab driver who in 1928 drove his horse-drawn carriage from Berlin to Paris and back.

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On Wednesday 21 September Leonard Cohen turned 82.

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Terrence Malick’s 1973 film “Badlands” is a movie that invites the viewer to enter into the experience of loneliness and alienation.

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Terrence Malick’s brilliant lyrical masterpiece, The New World begins in the wilds of Virginia in 1607 as the new world is about to be accosted by explorers from England.

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Last Sunday I attempted to preach on Jeremiah 18:11. I remain unsettled and unsatisfied with the result.

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… and now for something completely different… or maybe not that different.

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It has been a long time (three years in fact!) since I have posted any comments on this blog referring to Terrence Malick’s filmography.

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In the beautiful sermon based on the Book of Job that Terrence Malick places at the heart of his brilliant film “The Tree of Life” the preacher wrestles with the reality of the tragic brokenness we all experience in life and in the end affirms the presence and power of love. 

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Fear is the ground in which anger, bitterness, resentment, and the destruction of human community fester, producing a plant which seldom bears life-giving fruit.

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What makes people generous?

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