Death on Netflix: Im Thinking of Ending Things and Dick Johnson Is Dead

As a hospital chaplain working specifically in palliative care and end of life, death is something I encounter and contemplate often. In 2020, weve all probably thought about death more than normal. With more than 1 million deaths globally as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many are considering the fragility of life in a... Read more

Seeing and Believing 266 | Dick Johnon is Dead and The Social Dillemma

It’s documentary week here on Seeing & Believing, featuring two new films from Netflix. Wade and Kevin dig into Dick Johnson Is Dead, an intensely personal new film from Cameraperson director Kirsten Johnson. By turns irreverent, playful, and deeply emotional, Johnson’s film explores the prospect of death and what it means to say goodbye. The... Read more

Man the Harpoons!: Reading Moby Dick and Sailing the Twittersphere Looking for a Whale to Kill – Christ and Pop Culture

Somewhere beneath the breakers and swells of time lie the uneasy bones of those high school English teachers who watched, year after year, scores of students sail through their classroom, their curricular ocean, without catching their own appreciation for (or sometimes even reading) the Great Books. They flung their harpoons and lectures and assigned their... Read more