In what is quickly becoming a weekly feature, Heather King again graces the Word on Fire blog with her "Patheos" commentary on e-books versus old-fashioned books and what surprising spiritual insights we can glean from this comparison. Read her entry below.
And Then There Were Books
Recently a correspondent wrote:
What do you think about E-books and readers (Kindle, I-pad, Nooks, etc?) Have you tried any? And what, if any, effect do you think they have on the experience and impact of reading? I would love to read your thoughts on the subject.
So far, I pretty much regard kindle and e-books as the anti-Christ but I regarded answering machines, computers, and cell phones as the anti-Christ, too, until I started using them...
Today, Chicago Tribune's The Seeker blog features Fr. Barron's review of Terrence Malick's new movie, “The Tree of Life.” Read the review below. In addition, check out this quick re-cap of the "around-the-web" citations of Father Barron, CATHOLICISM, and the WOF ministry at large.
What could possibly tie together the following scenes: a flock of birds cavorting in breathtakingly harmonious patterns, the meeting of flowing lava and crashing waves, a larger dinosaur dominating a smaller one, a young boy throwing a baseball through a window just because he is forbidden to do so, a depressed middle-aged man sitting in a coldly modernistic office building, and a meteor crashing into the primordial earth?
- If I am at all correct in my reading of Terrence Malick’s meditative film, “The Tree of Life,” in which those and many other seemingly disparate scenes occur, what ties them together is that they are all ingredient in the plan and purpose of God. I realize how pretentious that can sound, but this is a filmmaker (and a film) with very grand ambitions indeed...