Spiritual Cinema Circle

Spiritual Cinema Circle For the Spirituality In Our Daily Lives class, we’re viewing and discussing short films from the Spiritual Cinema Circle, a subscription service that sends a DVD with four movies on it – shorts and features, comedies, dramas, documentaries. I haven’t yet watched more than a few of the shorts, looking for some … Read more

The New Old Look

After reading some help files, I made some guesses that worked out, and the familiar look here is back, but with the “Pages” navigation at top left that makes it easier to find the separate pages regarding Sunday School, individual films, and so on. I’ve made a brief page for Hoop Dreams, and will add … Read more

Temporary Change in Design

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I like the older design of timmerritt.net (tiny screenshot at left), but I needed a layout that put the Pages links near the top so people in my Film and Faith Sunday School class could more easily find the pages about the upcoming films. Hence this standard layout until I can find one that allows … Read more

Crash discussion coming Sunday

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I’ll have links to readings about this Oscar winnah in another day or so. I’ll send an email to the group when they’re up. I also sent an email with links to the Probing Questions handout from the Ransom Fellowship site.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

We had a nice Christmas and first day of Hanukah. We all exchanged gifts, but less expensive than in past years, and made a collective donation to Habitat for Humanity’s Katrina-specific recovery efforts. We also ate almost all of two six-pound legs of lamb, a good bit of red wine, assorted delicious fresh vegetables (in … Read more

Boing Boing: Family Circus meets Cthulhu

Several years ago, while working as an adjunct instructor teaching film studies, two of the more sarcastic students I taught asked me to sponsor a student club, a club to be their response to the Campus Crusade for Christ. They wanted no more than to register the name of the group, and for that they … Read more


Turkey, dressing, gravy (mmmm, gravy…), pie… we feasted. I hope you did too, if you’re in America and were well fed if you’re not. We missed those not with us today, and thought of them, and celebrated those who were with us.

David Foster Wallace – Commencement Speech at Kenyon University

David Foster Wallace – Commencement Speech at Kenyon University
“It just depends what you what to consider. If you’re automatically sure that you know what reality is, and you are operating on your default setting, then you, like me, probably won’t consider possibilities that aren’t annoying and miserable. But if you really learn how to pay attention, then you will know there are other options. It will actually be within your power to experience a crowded, hot, slow, consumer-hell type situation as not only meaningful, but sacred, on fire with the same force that made the stars: love, fellowship, the mystical oneness of all things deep down.”

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Jim Wallis in Atlanta

Jim Wallis Speaks at Ebenezer Baptist in Atlanta Ellen and I went to hear him speak, and ended up hearing him preach. It was a full service and Wallis gave his inspiring message about the Bible’s call for social justice, its emphasis on helping the poor. The service was presented by the [Regional Council of … Read more