Third Way Archive

Small Town Heroes

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November 7, 2014 Third Way

The lyrics sound like they connect with the canon of traditional music, but you need to dig deeper.

Lila

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October 31, 2014 Third Way

This exploration of the meaning of things runs through all of Robinson’s fiction (she is perhaps our most theological of literary artists), yet she is less interested in answers than in the exploration of them.

The Skeleton Twins

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October 24, 2014 Third Way

While the twins don’t have a specific reason for losing touch for 10 years, they have been living parallel, unfulfilled lives.

You Don’t Have Rights Here

October 24, 2014 Third Way

Alicia,* who witnessed her mother’s murder and feared retaliation from local gang members, made the dangerous trek from Honduras to the U.S. with her two children, ages three and ten-years-old in August. She was detained. She told U.S. Border Patrol officers of her fear of returning home. “I cried, I said I couldn’t return to my country. Sometimes you are so afraid…” Two days later, Alicia was deported. What about Mary and Joseph, who were fleeing a place where their sons life was in danger, similar to Mateos story above? Mateo* ran a small business in Honduras but went bankrupt […]

Gone Girl

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October 17, 2014 Third Way

And that’s the ultimate problem with Gone Girl. I can appreciate it on its technical merits . . . But I didn’t enjoy this film.

Pride

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October 10, 2014 Third Way

Not only is the acting superb across the board but, writer Beresford has magically found time to develop at least a dozen characters, giving one after another their own personal moment to shine.

Building Strong Health Systems Must Be a Priority

October 9, 2014 Third Way

3,500 people have died as a result of the current Ebola outbreak. By way of comparison, more than 600,000 people die from malaria every year.

Woman to Woman

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October 3, 2014 Third Way

Love songs tend to offer only one side of the story, or one emotional response.

Frank

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September 26, 2014 Third Way

Frank isn’t a biopic, but rather a fictitious look at how artistry, mental illness, and loyalty intersect.

Mennonites join the Peoples Climate March

September 25, 2014 Third Way

On September 21, an estimated 400,000 people took part in the People’s Climate March in New York City ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit. Merv Horst, Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship, and Lawrence Jennings, Infinity Mennonite Church, helped to organize the participation of several dozen Mennonites, including groups from Indiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York, and Ontario, Canada. Jennings, a member of the committee that organized the march, initially focused on outreach to African-American churches of various denominations, realizing how communities of color in the U.S. are disproportionately impacted by climate change and how those impacts compound existing health and economic […]