From its very inception in the early twentieth century, the entire history of cinema may be described as a deluge of mediocre films interspersed with a few really good ones. The debate over which films fall into which category has been an ongoing and often heated one. At the center of this debate lies the […]

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The Alumni Spotlight is a series of short interviews with graduates of JPCatholic.  The interviews explore their advice for future students, and their thoughts on impacting culture through business, media, and theology.  Today we interview Gayle Heyman who graduated from JPCatholic in 2014 with an MA in Biblical Theology. 1. Where do you currently work? I am working […]

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It’s a random pairing, to be sure, and the only reason I compare the two is because I happened to Redbox them on two consecutive nights. Watching Blended so soon after Mom’s Night Out, I noticed an interesting contrast in the messages these movies carried about marriage and family. First off, can we just talk […]

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m4s0n501 The Alumni Spotlight is a series of short interviews with graduates of JPCatholic.  The interviews explore their advice for future students, and their thoughts on impacting culture through business, media, and theology.  Today we interview Sister Miskenta Mariam who graduated from JPCatholic in 2014 with an MA in Biblical Theology. 1. Where do you currently work? I […]

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Unsocial Media?

October 23, 2014 Christopher McCarthy

Perhaps nothing has shaped today’s culture more profoundly or fundamentally than the advent of social media. From Facebook to YouTube to Instagram and beyond, social media has enabled us to communicate in ways that our grandparents never imagined. It has opened the door for opportunities and relationships that could not previously have existed. It has […]

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Win Their Hearts

October 21, 2014 Grace Meihaus

One of the key elements of telling stories is the chance to capture people’s hearts. It is one thing to get connected to a character and love the character, but the ultimate goal is to win their hearts. Let me explain…. The stories that I have never forgotten are the ones that were real, truthful […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Amanda Gustafson

October 20, 2014 Alumni Spotlight

The Alumni Spotlight is a series of short interviews with graduates of JPCatholic.  The interviews explore their advice for future students, and their thoughts on impacting culture through business, media, and theology.  Today we interview Amanda Gustafson who graduated from JPCatholic in 2014 with an MA in Biblical Theology. 1. Where do you currently work? I am […]

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Every Moment Must Have A Purpose

October 8, 2014 Olivia Nelson

I’ve been involved in shows since I can remember. I’ve done touring shows, community theater, middle and high school, and now college. But I have to say that Prof. Lee Eskey is probably the best and most committed acting teacher I’ve ever had. His teaching style really challenges all of his actors to dive deep […]

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The Garden of Gethsemane in the Man of Steel

October 6, 2014 Lucas Heintschel

In the movie “Man of Steel,” Kal-El (Clark Kent/Superman) goes to seek advise from a priest after General Zod threatens earth. Unless Kal gives himself up to Zod, human kind is doomed. Kal immediately seeks counsel with who appears to be a Catholic priest. Kal, distressing over his assumed impending doom, asks [his] spiritual father […]

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I Guess I’m Supposed to Talk About Production – I’ll Talk About the Mass

October 2, 2014 Leah Murphy

Producer Leah Murphy (Class of 2014) discusses her work on Photina, a short film based on the story of Jesus and the woman at the well in John 4. Photina served as Leah’s capstone project in the New Evangelization program at JPCatholic. “A broken, shamed woman encounters Christ for the first time, at a well […]

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