Tag: Star Wars


Star Wars Co-Stars, Gift-Giving and More: Must-Read Links

Every week on The Wisdom Daily, we bring you our favorite reads from sources around the web. Topics on this week’s list include wisdom from a Star Wars veteran, the best tip on gift-giving, what we should know about the data imprint we leave and more. Whatever’s transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need.   1. Age-Old Wisdom “I’m the older one, and, you know, I don’t relate to myself as that but when I look at them I know that I am. Not just because......

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Big Brother, Self-Care and Jesus: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (Dec. 14-18), we discussed the need to choose our language with care, the lawsuit over a major museum’s “racist” art, the impulse to tune out troubling news, the Star Wars fans blending science fiction into the Christmas story and more. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Talking About Donald Trump: Why We Should Channel George Orwell – Michael Bernstein Donald Trump makes me think of George Orwell, but perhaps not for the reason one might expect. My......

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The Parallels Between Christmas and...Star Wars?

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: Believe it or not, a church in Germany and a church in New Jersey are both going to celebrate the Christmas story by incorporating characters from George Lucas’ Star Wars movie franchise. To many, this mash-up seems shocking. Is it sacreligious? Is it smart? Consider this: “Every sacred practice demands a little bit of borrowing from a previous culture so that it can be understood.” Watch my video for more insight and discussion.     Odyssey Networks tells the stories of faith in action......

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Hollywood Head-scratcher: Why Does Some Violence Get a Pass?

In just three minutes, the following viral video features every violent death that occurs in the original Star Wars trilogy – and it’s a huge number. Yet in all the debate about violent entertainment and the damage it does, or doesn’t do, I don’t think anyone ever beat up on George Lucas’ beloved Star Wars?franchise. That contradiction got me thinking. What are we really talking about when we talk about violence in media? Clearly, as the video tally demonstrates, the Star Wars movies are very violent. But it’s not so objectionable, at......

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