Learning to be Human Again

http://traffic.libsyn.com/everydayliminality/4.11._Her.m4a Imagine a world in which everyone is isolated from one another, in which people are so lonely and emotionally stunted that their only place of comfort is found in computers, video games, and anonymous online communication. Okay…. Read More

Why Christmas movies are awful (but we watch them anyway)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/everydayliminality/3-13._Christmas_Movies.m4a Trigger warning: this episode contains opinions about Christmas movies that may upset your nostalgia and sentimentality! Objectively speaking, Christmas movies are the worst. Yeah, I said it. Released at any other time of the year, It’s a Wonderful Life… Read More

The story was left unfinished!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/everydayliminality/3-11._In_the_Woods.m4a Who doesn’t love Law and Order? You are set up with an interesting case, find clues, and within the course of an hour, you find out who did it. Open-and-shut case. The fact of the matter is that… Read More

Let’s go on a journey!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/everydayliminality/3-9._Journey.m4a Long-time readers/listeners/watchers will know that I am always up for a journey. I absolutely love road trips, hopping on a plane, visiting new places. Wanderlust is real, and I suffer from it. Of course, one need not… Read More

Our Favorite Actors and What They Teach Us

http://traffic.libsyn.com/everydayliminality/3-6._Actors.m4a On our podcast, Br. Tito and I talk all of the time about the importance of story-telling, how entertainment can be a doorway into a deeper experience of our own reality. Movies and television give us opportunities… Read More

Cooking Up Something Good

http://traffic.libsyn.com/everydayliminality/3-3._Food.m4a Shows about food are among the most popular on television. We love to watch people cook, eat, have disasters, and travel. But why? For a medium that plays so heavily on taste and smell, what is so… Read More

Inside Jokes

http://traffic.libsyn.com/everydayliminality/3-1._Inside_Jokes.m4a Have you ever had a friend that you were so close with that you could just say one word and they would laugh? With a common experience, you two could understand each other and find something funny… Read More

Bringing It All Together

http://traffic.libsyn.com/everydayliminality/11._Green_Book.mp3 In college, each semester follows the same pattern: you study for 15 weeks, and at the end you bring everything together in a blue book where you take your final exam. Just thinking about those little blue… Read More

Why Do We Tell Stories?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/everydayliminality/7._Storytelling.mp3 Have you ever heard a story that ended with, “And then I found $20”? It’s the mark of a story gone awry. Having lost the attention of the listener, missing the important points, or simply realizing that… Read More

No Such Thing as “Bad Guys”

There is a phrase that is used a lot in our culture that greatly upsets me. It is a phrase that is used by politicians and media personnel, by pastors and by regular people. It is a phrase… Read More

Finding God in Music and Movies

What if a trip to the movies or a turn of the radio dial was an experience of God?

Franciscan Film Society

I find much of what is considered popular “Christian” movies to be lacking. Besides the obvious theological problems raised by movies portraying Jesus as some sterilized hippy that simply wants everyone to be happy, God as an impersonal… Read More