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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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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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What makes people generous?

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Here are three more markers along the way that helped guide me to that place where faith seemed a viable worldview for me to adopt.

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Binx Bolling put a link in the comments section of my post “The Tree of Life’ #2 – A Religion Too Small for Terrence Malick”. The link is from PBS where Roy Anker, Calvin College Professor of English, speaks with considerable insight about Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life.” It is worth watching:

http://video.pbs.org/video/2045614200/

 

I can only imagine that a flattering movie review from writer and spiritual entrepreneur Deepak Chopra comes as manna from heaven for a major contender in the competition for the Oscars. But, I hope Terrence Malick does not read Chopra’s recent take on his film “The Tree of Life”.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deepak-chopra/a-review-of-the-tree-of-l_b_1240536.html?ref=religion

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So, the conversation continues.

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Jason Moorehead at Filmwell expresses beautifully one of the things that makes The Tree of Life such a powerful film for me: http://theotherjournal.com/filmwell/2011/08/27/experiencing-the-tree-of-life-as-a-father/

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I am pretty sure I have said enough about Terrence Malick’s film “The Tree of Life” on this blog.
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A great deal has been made of the statement by Mrs. O’Brien in Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” that

The nuns taught us there are two ways through life. The way of Nature and the way of Grace.

Malick has frequently been portrayed as suggesting in “The Tree of Life” that life presents us with a dichotomy; we must choose either Nature or Grace. He is even accused by some commentators of holding a vision of the universe in which Nature and Grace are actually pitted against each other – Nature versus Grace.
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