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Movie Review: Onward, Joshua Matthews Apr 2020

Movie Review: Onward, Joshua Matthews

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"Onward is B-level Pixar, slightly above-average, warm-hearted entertainment."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the movie Onward from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/movie-review-onward/


The Irony Of A Well-Presented Lecture, Tony N. Jelsma Mar 2020

The Irony Of A Well-Presented Lecture, Tony N. Jelsma

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"My ultimate goal is for students to become independent learners so that they won’t need me or someone like me when they graduate."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­applying flipped instruction in the university classroom from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/the-irony-of-a-well-presented-lecture/


Community Mental Health In Small Communities: Why We Need More Therapists, Erin Olson Mar 2020

Community Mental Health In Small Communities: Why We Need More Therapists, Erin Olson

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"The mental health and well-being of people living in small towns and communities is often just as threatened in rural areas as it is urban centers and cities."

Posting about the need for community mental health services from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/community-mental-health-in-small-communities-why-we-need-more-therapists/


Common Ground For The Common Good: A Review Of I Was Hungry, Abby M. Foreman Mar 2020

Common Ground For The Common Good: A Review Of I Was Hungry, Abby M. Foreman

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"Through his stories and experiences, Everett shares how he learned—sometimes the hard way—to listen well to those closest to the problem, to intentionally share power, and to be present in hard places in communities."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the book I Was Hungry from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/common-ground-for-the-common-good-a-review-of-i-was-hungry/


The Novels You Re-Read, David Schelhaas Feb 2020

The Novels You Re-Read, David Schelhaas

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"In this essay I will show how novel reading—and especially novel re-reading—can do what Zylstra says: 'disclose God’s glory for human delight.'"

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the satisfaction of reading familiar stories from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/the-novels-you-re-read/


Hidden Curriculum: Stumbling Along The Trail Towards Faith Formation, David J. Mulder Feb 2020

Hidden Curriculum: Stumbling Along The Trail Towards Faith Formation, David J. Mulder

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"I believe it’s important to recognize that faith formation is not actually a human endeavor."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­ideas, assumption, and attitudes conveyed in classrooms from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/hidden-curriculum-stumbling-along-the-trail-towards-faith-formation/


Movie Review: Parasite, Joshua Matthews Feb 2020

Movie Review: Parasite, Joshua Matthews

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"Although Parasite is above-average cinema... it is not the artistic and philosophical tour-de-force that an award-winning, 99%-approval-rated film ought to be."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the movie Parasite from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/movie-review-parasite/


Seeking Out The Seventh Day: A Review Of God's Sabbath With Creation, Ethan Brue Feb 2020

Seeking Out The Seventh Day: A Review Of God's Sabbath With Creation, Ethan Brue

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"Our covenant God will never rest until he brings us and his new creation into his eternal sabbath celebration."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the book God's Sabbath with Creation from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/seeking-out-the-seventh-day-a-review-of-gods-sabbath-with-creation/


Movie Review: 1917, Joshua Matthews Jan 2020

Movie Review: 1917, Joshua Matthews

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"1917 might seem like it’s in the distant past. But, the war’s horrific effects will extend long into the future, making Mendes’ movie relevant for a long time into the future."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the movie 1917 from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/movie-review-1917/


The Death Of Kobe Bryant: Fallen Icons And Heart Of Popular Culture, Justin Bailey Jan 2020

The Death Of Kobe Bryant: Fallen Icons And Heart Of Popular Culture, Justin Bailey

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"It was one more reminder that control is an illusion, that life is fragile, and that each day with loved ones is a gift."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­reactions to the death of Kobe Bryant from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/the-death-of-kobe-bryant-fallen-icons-and-heart-of-popular-culture/


Shows That Shape Us: Saved By The Bell, Erin Olson Jan 2020

Shows That Shape Us: Saved By The Bell, Erin Olson

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"No one really watches sitcoms because they think they’re truly representative of reality, but we also don’t want them to reinforce common misperceptions."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the television program Saved by the Bell from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/shows-that-shape-us-saved-by-the-bell/


Shows That Shape Us: The Office, Justin Bailey Jan 2020

Shows That Shape Us: The Office, Justin Bailey

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"Laughter might express a diagnosis of what’s wrong with the world, or it might point the way to things somehow being made right."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the television series The Office from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/shows-that-shape-us-the-office-beauty-in-ordinary-things/


Shows That Shape Us: Asking The Right Questions, Justin Bailey Jan 2020

Shows That Shape Us: Asking The Right Questions, Justin Bailey

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"God’s word can be translated into every cultural situation, becoming intelligible for us even as it brings a critique of our cultural idolatries."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­interpreting popular culture from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/shows-that-shape-us-asking-the-right-questions/


Recipes, Imagination, And Scripture: A Review Of Romans Disarmed, David Westfall Jan 2020

Recipes, Imagination, And Scripture: A Review Of Romans Disarmed, David Westfall

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"Sylvia Keesmaat and Brian Walsh set out to read Romans in light of the socio-economic location of its author and original recipients, while also giving attention to how we might hear it faithfully in our own, today."

Posting about the book Romans Disarmed from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/recipes-imagination-and-scripture-a-review-of-romans-disarmed/


Part Of A Balanced Breakfast: Three Steps To Restore Balance In Our Digital World, Mark Volkers Jan 2020

Part Of A Balanced Breakfast: Three Steps To Restore Balance In Our Digital World, Mark Volkers

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"New research, articles, and books seem to come out weekly showing strong links between skyrocketing depression levels and screen time."

Posting about moderation in our use of digital technology from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/part-of-a-balanced-breakfast-three-steps-to-restore-balance-in-our-digital-world/


Movie Review: The Rise Of Skywalker, Tom Clark Jan 2020

Movie Review: The Rise Of Skywalker, Tom Clark

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"If all you wanted was more Star Wars content, then this latest installment will not let you down."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the movie The Rise of Skywalker from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/movie-review-the-rise-of-skywalker/


Book Review: Singing The Congregation: How Contemporary Worship Music Forms Evangelical Community, John Macinnis Dec 2019

Book Review: Singing The Congregation: How Contemporary Worship Music Forms Evangelical Community, John Macinnis

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"The desire of concert attendees for an authentic spiritual experience maps onto the search for other authentic experiences by consumers today."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the book Singing the Congregation from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/book-review-singing-the-congregation-how-contemporary-worship-music-forms-evangelical-community/


Movie Review: Ford V. Ferrari, Joshua Matthews Dec 2019

Movie Review: Ford V. Ferrari, Joshua Matthews

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"The movie asks: do American companies care about making the highest quality goods?"

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the movie Ford v. Ferrari from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/movie-review-ford-v-ferrari/?highlight=ford%20v.%20ferrari


None But Not Yet Done: Review Of The Twentysomething Soul, Justin Bailey Dec 2019

None But Not Yet Done: Review Of The Twentysomething Soul, Justin Bailey

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"The desire to be rooted in something deeper and connected to something bigger than self remains."

Posting about the book The Twentysomething Soul from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/none-but-not-yet-done-review-of-the-twentysomething-soul/


Advent: A Thrill Of Hope, Howard Schaap Dec 2019

Advent: A Thrill Of Hope, Howard Schaap

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"Despite the darkness—of literature, of human nature, of the decline fall into winter—we have God’s promises."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­meaningful Christmas carols from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/advent-a-thrill-of-hope/


Cultivating An Attitude Of Gratitude, Donald Roth, Erin Olson, Kayt Frisch Nov 2019

Cultivating An Attitude Of Gratitude, Donald Roth, Erin Olson, Kayt Frisch

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"Everything that we do in our lives should be rooted in our thankfulness for the immense gifts we receive from our God."

Posting about practicing gratefulness from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/cultivating-an-attitude-of-gratitude/


Filled With Thanksgiving, James C. Schaap Nov 2019

Filled With Thanksgiving, James C. Schaap

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"Once Otto and Becker start working together, Otto comes to the realization that this man—and the others, for that matter—don’t feel so much like an enemy."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­a story of thanksgiving from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/filled-with-thanksgiving/


Swallowing The Camel By Wintering In Florida, David Schelhaas Nov 2019

Swallowing The Camel By Wintering In Florida, David Schelhaas

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"Within the totality of life lived before the face of God these are pleasures that are the good gifts of God. I know this intellectually; I just have to convince my conscience."

Posting about challenging our lifestyles from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/swallowing-the-camel-by-wintering-in-florida/


Lessons From The Ozone Hole, Carl P. Fictorie Nov 2019

Lessons From The Ozone Hole, Carl P. Fictorie

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"Good science works with evidence from creation, follows logically from that evidence, and avoids bias on the part of the scientist."

Posting about current environmental challenges from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/lessons-from-the-ozone-hole/


5 Questions For Christians To Ask About Online Courses And Degrees, Leah A. Zuidema Nov 2019

5 Questions For Christians To Ask About Online Courses And Degrees, Leah A. Zuidema

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"Learners are whole people, and this should be reflected in online learning, too."

Posting about evaluating online courses and programs from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/5-questions-for-christians-to-ask-about-online-courses-degrees/


Go Outside And Play!, Erin Olson Oct 2019

Go Outside And Play!, Erin Olson

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"We know that play is good for kids’ mental, emotional, and physical health, but what about for adults?"

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the benefits of enjoyable activities from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/go-outside-and-play/


Health, More Than A Biological Issue: Talking About Holistic Health, Jordan Helming, Luralyn M. Helming Oct 2019

Health, More Than A Biological Issue: Talking About Holistic Health, Jordan Helming, Luralyn M. Helming

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"As a society, we often ignore psychological, social, and spiritual health, focusing on the much more objective biological health. Doing so is a disfavor to ourselves, because humans encompass all four aspects."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­health for the whole person from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/health-more-than-a-biological-issue-talking-about-holistic-health/


Read It And Weep: A Review Of The Fool And The Heretic, Carl P. Fictorie Oct 2019

Read It And Weep: A Review Of The Fool And The Heretic, Carl P. Fictorie

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"These scientists have been dialoging for several years, demonstrating how two Christians with very different origin viewpoints can talk to each other peacefully, with respect."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­the book The Fool and the Heretic from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/read-it-and-weep-a-review-of-the-fool-and-the-heretic/


Bridge-Building In Sioux County, Mary Beth Pollema Oct 2019

Bridge-Building In Sioux County, Mary Beth Pollema

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"Recently, I had the opportunity to talk with Alex Vasquez, director of Young Life in Sioux County, about his work in the community. He is speaking from several platforms that allow him to serve as a “bridge builder” between cultures within Sioux Center."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­partnering with immigrants in our communities from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/bridge-building-in-sioux-county/


The Significance Of Story: A Review Of On Reading Well, Shelbi Gesch Oct 2019

The Significance Of Story: A Review Of On Reading Well, Shelbi Gesch

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"In reading Prior’s book, I was given a fresh view on books I’d already read, and was encouraged even more to read those I hadn’t, despite the abounding spoilers."

Posting about the book On Reading Well from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/the-significance-of-story-a-review-of-on-reading-well/