Saw Mirai, newly released today. Not the sort of thing that makes it to our home region. An episodic exploration of a four-year-old adjusting to life as his family welcomes his baby sister, Mirai. The premise evokes Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, exploring familial relational dynamics across generations. There are many familiar emotional situations portrayed. The …

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A meditation on faith by Ron Block. Faith isn’t something we drum up or fight for. We don’t pull up our faith-bootstraps and try to believe. Faith is more than intellectual assent to ideas about God; it is the outcome of any real moment of intimate contact with him. When we are fearful or unbelieving, …

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