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A little something about a research project of mine. Literature abounds on the meeting place of theology (particularly Christian) and contemporary cinema. As one who is engaged in spiritual direction, I am interested in how a person may encounter the transcendent and immanent in their movie going experience. Has a movie ever been the source of a Jacob’s Ladder event (“Surely God is in this place and I did not know it”)? Has it moved you to a different level of human awareness? Has it been redemptive in some way? Was it a source of either consolation or desolation? Did it affect you vocationally? I’m about to launch into the research phase of the project with some willing guinea pigs. The outcome will hopefully be useful to the spiritual direction community.

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