‘ Pop Culture ’ Category

Movies, Pop Culture

Jesus Falls from a Bridge

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During these days I've had several opportunities to watch Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ." I kept wondering where he got the idea that the temple soldiers hit Jesus so hard that this latter fell down from a ...
Pop Culture, Theology

Evil and the Problem Thereof

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The refrain of a Black Eyed Peas' song goes
Movies, Pop Culture

Retelling the Gospel: The Greatest Story Every Told

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In a previous blog, I have shown how a scene in the TV movie "Jesus of Nazareth" rewrites the gospel of Luke and provides us with an interpretation of the some themes found in the same gospel. In the ...
Church in the World, Pop Culture

Cartoons and the Bible

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Cartoons can be a great way to bring across the message of the Scriptures. This it does through a rereading of the Biblical message and present it to a "visual" generation in an attractive way. But there is also a ...
Pop Culture, TV

Retelling A Gospel Story

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I bought the CDs of Franco Zeffirelli's "Jesus of Nazareth" as part of my Lenten viewing. In addition, I was hoping to use a picture from the movie in one of the presentations I am preparing for a seminar workshop, but ...
Movies, Pop Culture

C. S. Lewis in the Movies

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Finally, I was able to watch the movie! It was shown a couple of times on cable just before Christmas but I wasn't able to see it then. It was during the Christmas break that I was ...
Movies, Pop Culture

A Discussion about the Passion of Christ

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A Discussion about the Passion of Christ
Pop Culture

God Will Make a Way

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God Will Make a Way
I am not a Don Moen fan and I don't mind listening to his music, but this morning I saw the lyrics of "God Will Make A Way" for the first time. I must say that it sent my ...
Pop Culture

Basketball, John Paul II and World Peace

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Basketball, John Paul II and World Peace
If you think that basketball has no place in a friar's blog, guess again. Did you know that John Paul II is a Harlem Globetrotter? A month after John Paul II delivered his homily on the Jubilee of ...
Movies, Pop Culture

Between Memory and Hope

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Between Memory and Hope
Many miles from yesterday before you reach tomorrowwhere the time is always just todayThere's a lost horizon waiting to be foundthere's a lost horizon where the sound of gunsdoesn't pound in your ears, anymore. (Burt Bacharach, "The Lost Horizon")Behold, God's dwelling ...
Movies, Pop Culture

Fr. Jejemon

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Fr. Jejemon
I don't usually go to the movies especially during Christmas because of the Metro Manila Festival which in recent years have not been showing anything worth while. This year I made an exception for "Fr. Jejemon" and the ...

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