General Culture - Christ and Pop Culture. It’s the Culture by Robert W. Jenson | Articles. What happens to a culture shaped by the Bible, if the culture ceases to believe that the Bible tells truth?” This was the question asked by my initiation paper for a liberal arts discussion group that met more than fifty years ago. In the meantime, we have been finding out the answer. It is not my purpose, grimly enjoyable though it might be, to set forth a lament over our developing chaos—our nihilistic ideologies, the collapsing sexual order and related social and political dysfunction, the idiot’s greed of masters of the financial universe, and so forth. In order to understand more deeply, we need to attend to specific features of the Bible and to correlated aspects and developments of Western culture.
Now, we may think of Scripture as both an encompassing narrative of the Creator’s history with his creatures, and as torah, his gracious communication of what is good for participants in that history. Continue reading the rest of this article by subscribing. Down The Rabbit Hole We Go! 300+ Mind Expanding Documentaries. I watch a lot of documentaries. I think they are incredible tools for learning and increasing our awareness of important issues. The power of an interesting documentary is that it can open our minds to new possibilities and deepen our understanding of the world. On this list of mind expanding documentaries you will find different viewpoints, controversial opinions and even contradictory ideas.
Critical thinking is recommended. I’m not a big fan of conspiracy documentaries but I do like films that challenge consensus reality and provoke us to question the everyday ideas, opinions and practices we usually take for granted. Watching documentaries is one of my favorite methods of self-education. If I find a documentary inspiring, I usually spend more time researching the different ideas and interesting people interviewed in the film. I hope you find these mind expanding documentaries as enlightening as I did!  Life In The Biosphere 1. .  Creativity and Design: 1. 1. 1. 1. .  Politics: 1. 1. 500 Years of Female Portraits. Jun 04 '07 art, vintage, films This video morph features a selection from 500 years of female portraiture.
Update: Thanks go out to the many readers who have pointed out that these portraits mostly depict European women. This post might be better titled "500 Years of Western Female Portraits". This video was apparently created by Youtube user eggman913. Here is a list of artists, although they don't appear to be precisely in order: 10 Independent Filmmakers You Should Know About. Search Free Online College Courses by Subject | Academic Earth.
Film. Year In Review: The 11 Best Short Films of 2011. Over the course of the year, curating the Short Film of the Day feature has given me a deep and affecting appreciation of the art form. Before, I hadn’t given much thought to the little bastards, but the truth is that they are incredibly versatile and representative of the boundaries that film can break. They can be jokes told well or human dramas driven home. They can be a perfect bite or demand to be expanded into a full meal. They can feel classic or break out into the long, strange realm of experimentation.
They are so much more than movies with short runtimes. There’s one difficulty in judging them, though. The other (small) problem is that sometimes short films spend a long time touring festivals and otherwise being unavailable online. 11. In this sweetly dark comedy from writer/director Bradley Jackson features Ralph Winston (Keir O’Donnell) as a children’s party clown who has never cried in his entire life. 10. 9. 8. Absurdity lives. 7. 6. Spike Jonze. TSPDT - The 1,000 Greatest Films (Top 250 Directors) AFI's 100 Greatest American Movies. Facts About the 100 Greatest American Films Choices in 1998: Orson Welles' masterpiece Citizen Kane (1941) was chosen the # 1 film of all time. The films spanned from 1915 (D. W. Griffith's silent film The Birth of a Nation at # 44) to 1996 (The Coen Brothers' Fargo at # 84).
Charlie Chaplin was the most celebrated actor and director on the list, with three films: Directors of the Films: In total, 13 directors accounted for 43% of the top 100 films of all time. Alfred Hitchcock and Billy Wilder each directed four films on the list. Ten other directors each directed three: Victor Fleming was the only director with two top ten films ( Gone With The Wind (1939) (# 4) and The Wizard of Oz (1939) (# 6), although he shared directing duties with three other uncredited talents for Gone With the Wind (1939). Woody Allen had only one film in the list: Annie Hall (1977) (# 31) as did Howard Hawks: Bringing Up Baby (1938) (# 97).
Many actors appeared in four films in the list of 100 greatest American films. 1000 greatest films of all times. Find the best movies by genre on Goodfilms. 25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen Pt. 2.
Human Traffic Very unique comedy about the drug/club culture in the UK. Five friends ponder society, drug use and their own lives as they go about their usual weekend of snorting, smoking, popping, dancing and sex. The Matador Pierce Brosnan plays an assassin going through a mid-life crisis as he approached retirement. He’s like 007 on a spree of existential questioning. Very funny. The Good, The Bad, And the Weird Two comical outlaws and a bounty hunter fight for a treasure map in 1940s Manchuria while being pursued by the Japanese army and Chinese bandits.
Tucker and Dale vs. A group of college students go camping for the weekend and, through a series of unlucky events, begin thinking that the harmless Tucker & Dale (pictured above) are trying to kill them. New Kids Turbo An absolutely nutty movie from the Netherlands. Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang KKBB is a murder-comedy (?) Big Trouble Once Upon A Time In The West This is the most EPIC western film of all time.
Persepolis 13 Assassins The Terminal. Roberto Rossellini and the 'Moral Point of View' Out of Ur: Making the Invisible Kingdom Visible (part 1) This post is from my keynote address at the Wilberforce Weekend hosted by The Chuck Colson Center in Washington DC on April 26. My actual remarks may have differed slightly from this transcript. Part 2 will be posted in a few days. Most of you know that William Wilberforce's pastor, John Newton, wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace. " There's a lyric from that song that says, "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.
" That's what I want to talk about this evening–what does it mean to not just have sight, but to truly see? Consider Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa cared for him herself. Mother Teresa has been widely praised as one of the most important Christian leaders of the 20th Century. I suggest that what made her different was not merely what she did in the world, but how she saw the world. Where others saw a dying beggar, she saw the face of Christ. That's what I want to talk to you about tonight–how we see the world. Mad at Mark Driscoll? Blame Solomon.
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"nones"), the Barna Group examined 15 measures of non-religiosity and drew some interesting conclusions (infographic at bottom of post). "We wanted to expand the scope of secularization beyond what people call themselves," said president David Kinnaman in Barna's announcement of its findings. So Barna "created an aggregate metric of post-Christian culture" based upon 15 measures: Barna examined past surveys and concluded that 37 percent of American adults qualify as post-Christian (according to its criteria), with roughly 1 in 4 of such adults qualifying as highly post-Christian. Among the 15 measures of non-religiosity among American adults, Barna found that: 47% do not feel a responsibility to share their faith. 57% have not read the Bible in the last week. The New Yorker. Online converter - convert video, images, audio and documents for free.
The top 50 foreign language films of the last decade. It is quite clear that mainstream cinema no longer applies just to Hollywood blockbusters, or the odd British comedy. With the advent of mass home cinema in the last decade, and the increasing availability of pretty much anything and everything on DVD, Blu-ray, or streaming services like Netflix, world cinema has finally crossed the divide of being the preserve of the connoisseur, or the type of thing you’d stumble on late at night on TV. In the last ten years, world cinema has made a massive impact on film-of-the-year lists, and many people’s personal favourites. Starting from 2002 and ending here in 2012, it’s safe to say that you’ll have seen many of the films below, and enjoyed them simply as great pieces of filmmaking, regardless of where they came from.
If, however, you are in any doubt of the utter brilliance of world cinema, then take your time to read the list below, and pick a few to watch that interest you. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. 50. TrollHunter (Norway, 2010)