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Andrew Garfield on the Ignatian journey that led him through ‘Silence’ and into the love of Christ

January 18, 2017

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“What was really easy was falling in love with this person, was falling in love with Jesus Christ. That was the most surprising thing.” -Andrew Garfield

“What was really easy was falling in love with this person, was falling in love with Jesus Christ. That was the most surprising thing.” -Andrew Garfield

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St Patrick’s Day Quiz: Can You Guess the Saint’s Greatest Accomplishment?

March 17, 2016

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The patron saint of Ireland is rarely credited with what was perhaps his greatest achievement. (Hint: It’s not green beer.)

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What does the University have to do with Prayer?

January 21, 2016

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In a generation hungering for intimacy at an unprecedented level, can we offer students pathways to encounter the Father’s transforming love? In a generation flocking to supernatural movies, television shows, and video games, can our campus ministries help students experience the kingdom of God breaking into the world in ways that defy all natural explanation?

In a generation hungering for intimacy at an unprecedented level, can we offer students pathways to encounter the Father’s transforming love? In a generation flocking to supernatural movies, television shows, and video games, can our campus ministries help students experience the kingdom of God breaking into the world in ways that defy all natural explanation?

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The Shield of St Patrick: A Prayer for Aid in Dark Times…like these

March 17, 2015

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Patrick developed his “shield” or “breast-plate” prayer to help him “put on the full armor of God” (Ephesians 6:12) in the midst of the incredible trials he faced fostering shalom in Ireland. It’s the type of prayer our nation needs today.

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Why I am Giving Up Prayer for Lent, by Margaret Feinberg

February 23, 2015

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I’ve been thinking a lot about Lent this year and wondering how best to walk through the next seven weeks. I know people who are giving up Twitter, chocolate, and a long list of self-indulgent or addictive activities and foods. As I’ve reflected, I’ve decided to give up prayer for Lent.

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Spirit-empowered Leadership and the ‘Dangerous Unity’ of Prayer

September 23, 2014

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Is it possible God releases the ministry of his Holy Spirit on earth primarily when and where his help is specifically requested by His people?

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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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With Prayer in the School of Christ: Higher Education and the Knowledge of God, by Gary David Stratton, PhD

February 11, 2014

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For Jesus prayer and education were inseparable, because education and the knowledge of God are inseparable.

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It’s a Wonderful Life and the Courage to Live (and Create Art) Idealistically

December 21, 2012

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Few of us will ever get an invitation to an early screening of our life’s work like George did. Yet we will all appear before the judgment seat of Christ. To be a two handed warrior is to live for that heavenly red carpet affair, not its pale imitation at the Kodak theatre. Part 3 […]

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Capra’s Tale of a Depressed Idealist: It’s a Wonderful Life, Part 2, by Gary David Stratton, PhD

December 20, 2012

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Part 2 of annual repost of most read series in THW’s brief history: It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) provides a wonderful expression of the complicated interplay between modern Physicalism and Idealism as life-interpreting stories in the life of its main character, George Bailey.

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It’s a Wonderful Life: Frank Capra’s Worldview Masterpiece

December 19, 2012

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Like George Bailey and Ricky Gervais, we all eventually find ourselves wondering: Is there a reward for knowing and trying to do the right thing? (Either in heaven or on earth) Or, is it all a waste of time?

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Glee Faith Episode ‘Grilled Cheesus’ Explores Two Approaches to ‘Christian’ Faith

December 27, 2011

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I was deeply moved by Glee’s “faith” episode (“Grilled Cheesus” 10/8/2010). It was honest, awesome television, and the highest rated Glee episode of all time.

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Hollywood National Day of Prayer Gathering Tonight

May 5, 2011

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“I have found the greatest power in the world is the power of prayer” -Cecil B. DeMille, Academy Award-winning Producer Tonight believers in the entertainment industry and from local congregations throughout greater Los Angeles will gather at Bel Air Presbyterian Church to celebrate the 2011 National Day of Prayer. Hollywood professionals and men and women of […]

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Learning from the Best: An Interview with TV and Screenwriter, Chris Easterly

April 15, 2011

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TV and screenwriter Chris Easterly is a graduate of the Act One screen and television writing program and the prestigious Warner Brothers Writers Workshop. He has written for Cartoon Network’s first live-action mystery adventure series Unnatural History, as well the screenplay for Click Clack Jack, and a new project, The Shunning premiering tomorrow night (Saturday […]

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