Chris Schroeder’s dilemma for movie night in the novitiate at the beginning of his career: “How was I to find a movie that perfectly encapsulated that I was both fun-loving and serious, both youthful and mature, both off-beat and not too artsy or intellectual? Most of all, how was I going to find a movie that showed exactly how authentic (heart-breakingly, importunately authentic, mind you) I was?” It’s no accident he wound up writing for TJP. He finds another both/and answer in Wes Anderson’s most recent film, Moonrise Kingdom.
Here at TJP, we’re continuing to both/and faith and culture:
- Our second entry in the Journey Moments series takes a look at the Camino de Santiago with an interview with a young American pilgrim — and a U2 lyric. (Previous entries in Journey Moments: the introduction, and a post on the Migrants’ Journey project.)
- Jeff Sullivan responds to studies on the amount of time young men spend on “Sex, Love and Video Games,” and wonders if real love may be getting shortchanged
- Returning to Rome, Joe Simmons takes a second look at fear, and finds grace
- If we can both/and this, we can both/and anything: Quang Tran says that even our reactions to the Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes separation show us that we are made for hope
- Sam Sawyer offers a philosophical assist to The Colbert Report, on the question of something from nothing
What will TJP both/and next? You can find out, as always, next Week in Review.