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Spiritually Thriving in High Stress Environments, by Gary David Stratton, PhD

March 19, 2014

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Contrary to popular belief, the most commonly used drug in Hollywood is not cocaine. It’s adrenaline.

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Connecting to God in Hollywood, the Ivy League, and Beyond

February 25, 2014

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Spiritual disciplines are designed not so much to “get you somewhere” in your career as much as to keep you alive spiritually in a constantly shifting landscape of success and failure.

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Craig Detweiler: Image Journal Artist of the Month

November 30, 2011

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As we prepare for the 2012 relaunch of the Two Handed Warriors community under our new domain name we’re sending up trial balloons to gather feedback on various features. One issue is how to help members of the community get to know each other and the leaders of the movement. In the www.garydavidstratton.com era of […]

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You Shall Not Pass! The Supernatural Power of Two Handed Warfare

June 20, 2011

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Expertise in faith and culture rarely go hand-in-hand. Leaders adept at culture making—whether in Hollywood or the Ivy League—are rarely trained in the disciplines of faith building; whereas leaders with strengths in faith building—whether in a local congregation or an international relief agency—are rarely trained in the art of culture making.

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Screwtape Letters, Blue Like Jazz Coming to Theater Near You: Future of Christian Filmmaking May Hang in Balance

April 29, 2011

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‘Christian Filmmaking’ Captures Hollywood’s Attention as Never Before, but are Christian Filmmakers Up for the Challenge?   As Soul Surfer roars past Fireproof‘s $33M payday, (eventually reaching $45M at the box office) Hollywood’s rush to cash in on adapting Christian stories–such as The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe ($279), and stories about Christians–such as The […]

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Faith ‘N’ Film Summit with Emmy Nominated Actor Corbin Bernsen (Psych), Writer Brian Bird (Not Easily Broken), and Producer Ken Wales (Amazing Grace)

April 9, 2011

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Faith 'N' Film Summit with Emmy Nominated Actor Corbin Bernsen (Psych), Writer Brian Bird (Not Easily Broken), and Producer Ken Wales (Amazing Grace)

LAS VEGAS, NV — The Faith ’N’ Film Summit will be held this Sunday (April 10)  on the eve of the National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB Show)–April 9-14. In partnership with the 168 Film Project (an incubator for filmmakers of faith for nearly a decade), the day long event boasts media leaders focused on […]

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Buried in Haiti rubble: 64 Hours of Unshaken Faith

January 14, 2011

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In his new book, Unshaken, filmmaker and Compassion worker @Dan Woolley (one of my former students) describes his work in Haiti and the nearly three days he spent trapped in an elevator shaft beneath six stories of rubble.

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Using Worldview to Create Academy Award-winning Films (Series Introduction)

November 5, 2010

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Striving to attain mastery as a Two Handed Warrior occasionally results in some very enjoyable if unintended consequences. Learning to “reverse engineer” Academy Award-winning films in order to teach worldview (see Teaching Worldview Through Film) somehow led to my inadvertently developing a unique skill-set for analyzing how filmmakers create Academy Award-winning films. A true script […]

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