Author Archives: Jacob Sahms

About Jacob Sahms

I'm searching for hope in the midst of the storms, raising a family, pastoring a church, writing on faith and film, rooting for the Red Sox, and sleeping occasionally. Find me at ChristianCinema.com, Cinapse.co, and the brand new ScreenFish.net.

Coronavirus Diaries: The Little Things

U.S. Navy pilot Charles Plumb flew seventy-four successful missions in his jet over Vietnam, but on his seventy-fifth he was shot down by a surface-to-air missile. After parachuting into enemy territory, he was imprisoned for six years in a concentration … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diaries: Two Brothers

In the Disney magic-infused Onward, two brothers find themselves setting out on a journey of mythical proportions to resurrect their father for a single day. Ian has magical gifts but can’t quite fathom ever mastering them, while his older brother … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diaries: Barn Burning

My family tried unsuccessfully to head outside in the dark and see the International Space Station. Other folks on my social media feed had caught sight of the station as it orbits, but unfortunately, our family was unsuccessful on three … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diaries: No Superheroes

Fifteen years ago, Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne battled a megalomaniac Ra’s al Ghul who wanted to rule the world and exterminate the population of Gotham City because of their raging evil. But of course, Wayne is also Batman – and … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diaries: STOP

Have you ever rolled a stop sign? Or heard someone say that stop signs with the white border around them are “just suggestions”? Somehow, when we drive, we can become so focused on where we need to get to that … Continue reading

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The Coronavirus Diaries: The Manna Moments

Not every reflection that’s come to mind has been happy go lucky. Some of them flat out … stink. Have you ever smelled – or tasted – something that has gotten spoiled, kept post-date? Parents have, for sure, experiencing that … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diaries: The Great Whiffle Ball Miracle

A little over a decade ago, I was directed to attend Licensing School, a necessary step toward serving a church in the United Methodist Church. Having survived a seminary degree and several additional courses that the Virginia Conference tacked on … Continue reading

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