THURSDAY, 6 SEPTEMBER 2012

Side by Side

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Last Friday night we had a chance to check out the documentary we’ve been wanting to see for a while. I posted the trailer a while back, check it out if you haven’t already.

This is an insightful and thoughtful documentary produced and narrated by none other than Keanu Reeves. I’ve always thought that Keanu is one of those actors who are far more intelligent than meets the eye, and despite his stoic style, I quite like him as an actor and enjoyed a lot of his movies. Here he collaborated with Christopher Kenneally who previously worked with him as production manager in Henry’s Crime to direct the film. I think Keanu is the perfect person to conduct all the interviews, not only has he worked with… click here to read whole article and make comments


 
 
WEDNESDAY, 5 SEPTEMBER 2012

Restless Heart

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Nearly everyone has heard about the stunning conversion of St Augustine, one of the most famous of all Christian theologians. His wisdom permeates Western Culture and Catholics are familiar with his saying, “You have made us for Thyself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee”. Yet few know the details of Augustine’s life story told in his Confessions.

Born in the fourth century AD to Patricius, a pagan Roman official, and Monica, his Christian wife, Augustine showed great promise and felt that his North African backwater was not able to give him the education he required to develop his gift for rhetoric.  He was disgusted by his father’s drunkenness and womanizing and contemptuous of his mother’s prayerful suffering as she served her family’s needs.

I was meant for better things, he thought, as he watched the famous lawyer Microbius and longed to be tutored by him. Monica found a sponsor… click here to read whole article and make comments


 

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