Short stuff

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Winnipeg Real to Reel (WR2R) Film Festival; Republican congressman justifies opposition to Act

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Decades-old film speaks to modern issues

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

“It’s a timeless piece,” says David Dueck, producer of And When They Shall Ask. “It’s not just a Mennonite story; it’s a human rights issue.” The feature-length docu-drama about Mennonites, which focuses particularly on the experience in Imperial and Soviet Russia, has been re-released on DVD in 2010 with 50 minutes of bonus features added.

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Film notes

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Films Profiled: Radical Followers of Jesus; Stories of Service

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Treading the Dawn: Part 4

Monday, November 1, 2010

Over the last several months, we’ve been shadowing the Dawn Treader as it adventures eastward. We’ve let C.S. Lewis entertain us with a rollicking story, but we’ve also let him sow seeds of theological truth in our imaginations as we unpack some of the symbols he uses to tell this story.

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Documentary records shift in local outreach

Monday, November 1, 2010

Outside the walls
Elsinore MediaWorks
Local outreach is changing. Among Canadian evangelical churches, “local outreach” has often meant helping people to believe in Jesus so they can be saved. Increasingly, local outreach in many of these churches includes ministries of mercy and care for people who are marginalized.

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Treading the Dawn: Part 3

Friday, October 1, 2010

Among the many memorable phrases in the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, we find the following petition: “from all the deceits of the world, the flesh, and the devil, Good Lord, deliver us.” These three form a deadly trinity of deception often called the “enemies of the soul.”

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Filmmaker tells Fresh story

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Beyond the Beat
Director: Leona Krahn
Hip-hop artist Fresh IE’s (aka Rob Wilson) journey from pimp to Christian minister is a testimony to God’s transforming power.

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Treading the Dawn: Part 2

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The storyline of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (VDT) begins not on the ship – an enduring symbol of the Christian church – but with someone who doesn’t want anything to do with such a ship. His name? “Eustace Clarence Scrubb – and he almost deserved it”!

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Treading the Dawn

Sunday, August 1, 2010

This December, the third movie in the Chronicles of Narnia series will be released. Many of us are looking forward to the appearance of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (VDT hereafter) but right now, I’ve got a novel suggestion for you: read the book this summer.

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Short Stuff

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

MCC produces new DVD series; HarperOne releases electronic books; Ave Maria Press launches downloadable prayer companion; New movie premieres on Lifetime Movie Network

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Great stories on screen for 2009

Monday, March 1, 2010

Movies profiled are: Up, Coraline, Inglourious Basterds, Avatar, Up in the Air, The Class/ Entre les murs, The Hurt Locker, Goodbye Solo

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Did Darwin kill God?

Monday, March 1, 2010

Creation: The True Story of Charles Darwin
Directed by: Jon Amiel
The stirring biopic Creation looks at how the foundational work on evolutionary biology, On the Origin of Species, came to be written.

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Short stuff

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

MPN’s Marty’r Mirror; Video Series, Convergence

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Slumdog Millionaire

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Redemption in the slums We didn’t know much about the movie Slumdog Millionaire, except that it was critically acclaimed and about a kid from the slums of Mumbai….

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Short Stuff

Sunday, March 1, 2009

A 5-minute DVD from Mennonite World Conference, Ours to Share, communicates that the gift of receiving is as important as the gift of giving. Written by Wally Kroeker, produced and directed by Glenn Fretz, the video highlights the interaction and support provided daily among the 1.6 million members of the worldwide Anabaptist-related community of faith. Narration in English, French, German, and Spanish is available on the $15 DVD, which can be purchased through MWC offices in North America, or downloaded from the website.

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