Month: December 2014

Remembering that It Happened Once

Remembering that It Happened Once

It has become a tradition for us to publish a poem for the Christmas blog. So much Christmas poetry has either romanticized the day or, especially in modern poetry, found despair and resignation. What I like about this poem of Wendell Berry’s is his expectancy in the ordinary. It’s unfortunate that the word “mundane” has come to mean dull and lacking interest or describing ...[Read More]

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

This week we heard the news that Invisible Children is shutting down, which brought back memories of founder Jason Russell’s time with us at The Gathering in 2005 – just one year after he and two friends had completed the original film. Everyone in the room at The Gathering that year was in disbelief at what these young people had done in making a documentary in a war zone in Uganda. It began as a ...[Read More]

The New Centaur

The New Centaur

The Imitation Game is a new movie that tells the story of Alan Turing and his near miraculous breaking of the Nazi “Enigma” code during World War II. Historians believed that by cracking that code, Turing may have shaved two years off of the war. The movie’s title comes from the “Turing Test,” another one of the mathematician’s genius achievements. To put it simply, the Turing Test is a test of a ...[Read More]