Essays & Reviews

Essay for readers of the Living Church

A Terrible Freedom

Terrance Malick's new film about one man's resistance to Hitler is drenched in poetic repetition of Christian symbol, as integral to his signature film-craft as the play of natural light, the close study of human faces and hands, or voice-over delivered in a near whisper.

Putting Treasure Where the Heart Is

Using investment practices to address issues important to people of faith, including human rights and human trafficking, tobacco, gun control, climate change, gender diversity, pay equity, poverty, and immigration.

The Spiritual History of Oil

We seldom reflect on the nature and purposes of energy itself and the kind of people and societies we need it to create. Dochuk has skillfully and subtly raised a number of questions for our contemporary society, and for Christians in particular.

A World of Grays

Kingfishers Catch Fire is a World War II play depicting the devastating hate of a Nazi massacre, followed by extraordinary grace.

Well-Placed Charity

We are to become shrewd Samaritans without a shred of guilt for “not doing enough!” We can never solve the issues before us, nor should we set out to try.