While 2021 hardly provided the reprieve many of us hoped for following a tumultuous 2020, the return of movie theatres and theatrical releases proved a welcome gift for many, including myself. While the future of theatres is still very much unclear at this point, there remains some ecstasy in sitting down with a bag ofContinue reading “LeavittLens’ Top 10 Films of 2021”
Release Date: December 24th, 2021 Director: Adam McKay| MPAA Rating: R | LeavittLens Rating: 7/10 During the early 18th century, a wave of poverty had struck the nation of Ireland. The Industrial Revolution was looming, and social and political class divisions had intensified, reinforced by religious associations to and honor for the upper class. TheContinue reading “Don’t Look Up”
“The church’s warfare involves purposefully growing into communities that become more faithful corporate performances of Jesus on earth…this is good news for the world.” -Tim Gombis, The Drama of Ephesians Text: Ephesians 6:12-18 Devotional: When reading Paul’s words in Ephesians, particularly his mentioning of the “cosmic powers” in 6:12, I am often reminded of theContinue reading “A Wednesday Word | 8/4/2021”
“Jesus made it clear that His kingdom had no place for power seekers, for His was a kingdom of servants. The Christian never asks, “How can I be master?” Instead, they ask, “How can I be servant?” The Christian never asks, “How can I be number one?” Instead, they ask, “How can I be theContinue reading “A Wednesday Word | 7/28/2021”
“We are becoming who we will be—forever.” -Dallas Willard, The Divine Conspiracy Devotional: On January 28th, 2017, something terrifying happened to me. It was something so deeply affecting, so truly shocking, that its consequences will stick with me until the day I die. On that day, I was married. Don’t get me wrong: it wasContinue reading “A Wednesday Word | 7/21/2021”
“Now the whole offer which Christianity makes is this: that we can, if we let God have His way, come to share in the life of Christ…Every Christian is to become a little Christ. The whole purpose of becoming a Christian is simply nothing else.” -C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity Devotional: If you’ve been a ChristianContinue reading “A Wednesday Word | 7/14/2021”
“There is something exceedingly improving to the mind in a contemplation of the Divinity. It is a subject so vast, that all our thoughts are lost in its immensity; so deep, that our pride is drowned in its infinity…No subject of contemplation will tend more to humble the mind, than the thoughts of God.” -CharlesContinue reading “A Wednesday Word | 7/7/2021”
“God’s vision for his people is not for the elimination of ethnicity to form a colorblind uniformity of sanctified blandness. Instead God sees the creation of a community of different cultures united by faith in his Son as a manifestation of the expansive nature of his grace. This expansiveness is unfulfilled unless the differences areContinue reading “A Wednesday Word | 6/30/2021”
“Many people today assume that Christianity is one or more of these things – a religion, a moral system, a philosophy. In other words, they assume that Christianity is about advice. But it wasn’t and isn’t. Christianity is, simply, good news. It is the news that something has happened as a result of which theContinue reading “A Wednesday Word | 6/23/2021”
To this point, this blog has largely consisted of my reviews and reflections on films I have taken in, from the angle of their intersection with faith and spirituality. This is something I hope to continue moving forward, so be sure to subscribe to keep in the loop on that sort of content! That said,Continue reading “New Series: “A Wednesday Word””
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