(Note: this blog was originally published in the Methodist Reporter, c. summer 2009. It has been updated to clarify certain points) I recently read an essay by Jeorg Rieger, professor of Constructive Theology at Perkins School of Theology. Professor Rieger’s commentary posed an interesting discussion on where Christians are most likely to broaden their understanding of God, and under what circumstances we are most likely to be drawn into a more meaningful relationship with
The movie, “Secondhand Lions” has been showing on one of the Dish Network movie channels this month. It’s a coming of age story, told by Walter, a young boy whose uncaring mother drops him off to live with his eccentric great uncles. The first time I saw the movie, I was pulled into the character Hub, played by Robert Duval. While both of the uncles had their share of adventure in their youth, it is Hub’s story that is shared in bits and pieces through the movie.