All posts by Keith E. Buhler

Toy Story 3(?)

After bawling my way through Pixar’s UP, I began to wonder if the Establishment could do wrong. Walt Disney is dead and with him, the best of American entertainment, for young or old. When the Disney Borg bought Pixar in...

/ June 22, 2010

Nine Things

All people by nature desire knowledge. The vehicles by which people endeavor to know things are basically two: the senses or the mind. The objects which people endeavor to know are of only a few kinds. Historically, there has been...

/ February 1, 2009

Leisure

“Our culture does not suffer from the overabundance of leisure but, rather, its scarcity.” Thus begins Mathew Anger’s nice review of Joseph Pieper’s modern classic, Leisure: The Basis of Culture. “Drawing on the Western sages, both pagan and Christian, Pieper...

/ January 25, 2009

Funny Swithfoot Video: Awakening

Rock n’ roll, Virtual reality, on screen and cardboard diorama, Refreshing self-deprecation, 80’s retro, Buster from Arrested Development, Longing fulfilled, and childhood dreams, Ironic reversals, John Foreman singing his God-lovin’ guts out, The secret solidarity and sudden revelation of friendship…...

/ January 18, 2009

Clint Eastwood’s Theological Vision

From the beginning of his career as a movie director, Eastwood has addressed fundamental questions… placing his iconic identity of ruthless masculinity in tension with a broader vision of individual and social wholeness. How should we live together? How do...

/ January 12, 2009

At least the Catholics can say, “You’re wrong.”

Vatican City, Feb 29, 2008 / 11:19 am (CNA).- The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) issued a correction to those who use feminist-inspired non-Trinitarian formulas for baptizing children, declaring that those baptized in this way are, in...

/ January 10, 2009

Dark Knight: “Best of the Decade?”

It’s out on video. So it’s time to re-visit the box-office smash hit and semi-intellectual 2nd installment of the Batman trilogy. Craig Detweiller (of Reel Spirituality Institute for the Brehm Center at Fuller Theological Seminary) offers an insightful analysis of...

/ December 31, 2008

Bethlehem, by Charles Williams

‘Let us go a journey,’ Quoth my soul to my mind, ‘Past the plains of darkness Is a house to find Where for my thirsting I shall have my fill, And from my torment I shall be still.’ ‘Let us...

/ December 25, 2008

Carol, by Dorothy Sayers

The Ox said to the Ass, said he, all on a Christmas night: “Do you hear the pipe of the shepherds a-whistling over the hill? That is the angels’ music they play for their delight, ‘Glory to God in the...

/ December 24, 2008

The Nativity, by CS Lewis

Among the oxen (like an ox I’m slow) I see a glory in the stable grow Which, with the ox’s dullness might at length Give me an ox’s strength. Among the asses (stubborn I as they) I see my Saviour...

/ December 23, 2008