Movie Night - The Mission
Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

Movie Night - The Mission

Jeremy Irons plays a Spanish Jesuit who goes into the South American wilderness to build a mission in the hope of converting the Indians of the region. Robert DeNiro plays a slave hunter who is converted and joins Irons in his mission. When Spain sells the colony to Portugal, they are forced to defend all they have built against the Portuguese aggressors.

Deep in the jungles of South America two men bring civilization to a native tribe. Now, after years of struggle together, they find themselves on opposite sides in a dramatic fight for the natives' independence. One will trust in the power of prayer. One will believe in the might of the sword.  

Join us for dinner@6, the movie@7 and a discussion of it afterwards. 

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Graduate Christian Fellowship Dinner & Lecture
Nov
3
6:00 PM18:00

Graduate Christian Fellowship Dinner & Lecture

Graduate Students: Join us on Friday evening, November 3, for our Texas Graduate Christian Fellowship Dinner & Lecture with Dr. Sarah Salviander

Dr. Sarah Salviander is a Research Fellow in astrophysics at UT, where she studies the evolutionary relationship between supermassive black holes and galaxies. Dr. Salviander converted from atheism to Christianity while studying for her doctorate, in large part because of the compelling evidence for God she observed through her scientific work. This inspired Dr. Salviander and her husband, Sami, to start a ministry to spread the message that modern science affirms Christian belief.

Sarah Salviander, PhD, is a research scientist in the field of astrophysics and a visiting professor of physics. Her research interests are nature’s most extreme objects: quasars and supermassive black holes. Dr. Salviander grew up in the wild Crown Lands of Northern British Columbia, Canada, in a family of American expats. She developed a strong interest in studying space at a young age, but once she realized she wasn’t cut out for life as an astronaut, she decided to explore the universe through science. Dr. Salviander received her Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Texas at Austin, and has numerous journal and conference publications to her name. She is the author of the Castalia House homeschool curriculum ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS.

https://sarahsalviander.com/

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Movie Night - A Man Called Ove
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Movie Night - A Man Called Ove

The movie, directed by Hannes Holm, manages to fuse melodrama with dark comedy and — no small feat — make it work.

The action unfolds both in the present and in the past. The knowledge that audiences are given in the flashbacks allows them to reassess the protagonist, thus supporting the film’s underlying theme about the unreliability of first impressions; as one would expect, there is heroism and genuine goodness lying beneath his prickly exterior. Nevertheless, upon first encounter, Ove (played by Rolf Lassgard in the present, Filip Berg as a young man and Viktor Baagoe as a boy) comes off as one of those annoying, nosy souls found everywhere in the world, the ones who assiduously obey all written instructions and tell you to do so, too. 

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Graduate Christian Fellowship Dinner & Lecture
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Graduate Christian Fellowship Dinner & Lecture

Graduate Students: Join us Thursday evening, Oct 19th, 6pm at Hill House as we enjoy dinner together and hear from Dr. Rana Siu Inboden on 1) why she pursued the work/career she has and how she thinks God has used it and guided her 2) the content of her research and how she thinks it serves God and 3) balancing career and her responsibilities as a wife and mother. 

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Movie Night - Blade Runner
Sep
29
6:00 PM18:00

Movie Night - Blade Runner

In a signature role as 21st-century detective Rick Deckard, Harrison Ford brings his masculine-yet-vulnerable presence to this stylish noir thriller. In a future of high-tech possibility soured by urban and social decay, Deckard hunts for fugitive, murderous replicants—and is drawn to a mystery woman whose secrets may undermine his soul. This incredible version features the definitive Final Cut of Ridley Scott's legendary sci-fi classic.

In the futuristic year of 2019, Los Angeles has become a dark and depressing metropolis, filled with urban decay. Rick Deckard, an ex-cop, is a "Blade Runner". Blade runners are people assigned to assassinate "replicants". The replicants are androids that look like real human beings. When four replicants commit a bloody mutiny on the Off World colony, Deckard is called out of retirement to track down the androids. As he tracks the replicants, eliminating them one by one, he soon comes across another replicant, Rachel, who evokes human emotion, despite the fact that she's a replicant herself. As Deckard closes in on the leader of the replicant group, his true hatred toward artificial intelligence makes him question his own identity in this future world, including what's human and what's not human.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/mar/14/why-blade-runner-is-timeless

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Love in the Time of Individualism by Julie Beck
Sep
29
11:45 AM11:45

Love in the Time of Individualism by Julie Beck

Two new books explore America’s changing romantic landscape. 

When it comes to romance, Americans are freer than they’ve ever been. Freer to marry, freer to divorce, freer to have sex when and with whom they like with fewer consequences, freer to cohabitate without getting married, freer to remain single, freer to pursue open relationships or polyamory.

But what if the price of freedom is loneliness? Would you pay it?

Mark Regnerus, a sociologist at the University of Texas at Austin, thinks a lot about the price of human relationships. His new book, Cheap Sex, is all about how the modern dating scene has been shaped by sexual economics, a theory which sees human mating as a marketplace.

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Sep
18
5:00 PM17:00

Virtue of Filial Piety Lost When Statues Torn Down by Rob Koons

The South is an especially pious region, characterized by the old Roman virtue of pietas. Filial piety is the virtue of proper respect for one’s parents and, by extension, for one’s ancestors, one’s country, and (ultimately) one’s Creator. It is piety, and not racism, that motivates so many sons and daughters of the South to defend the monuments of Confederate generals and soldiers, despite a nearly universal acknowledgement that the slave system of the antebellum South was profoundly unjust. African Americans, especially those who live in the South, by and large understand this. It has been white progressives and not local black leaders who have led the attack on these monuments.

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Movie Night - The Case for Christ
Sep
8
6:00 PM18:00

Movie Night - The Case for Christ

Students and Faculty: Join us for dinner at 6, the movie at 7, and discussion afterwards.

A hard-driving journalist, Lee Strobel was exactly where he expected to be at work: on top. His award-winning investigative reporting recently earned him a promotion to legal editor at the Chicago Tribune. But things weren’t going nearly as well at home where his wife Leslie’s newfound faith in Christ went against everything Lee believed—or didn’t believe—as an avowed atheist.

Utilizing his journalistic and legal training, Lee begins a quest to debunk the claims of Christianity in order to save his crumbling marriage. Chasing down the biggest story of his career, Lee comes face-to-face with unexpected results that could change everything he knows to be true.

Based on Lee Strobel’s award-winning bestselling book and starring Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen, Faye Dunaway, and Robert Forster, THE CASE FOR CHRIST is now showing in theaters. It’s an ideal Easter-season movie for anyone who has ever pondered the existence of God … and what role He could play in their lives.

(Storyline from The Case for Christ Movie)

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Movie Night - Their Finest
Jul
14
6:00 PM18:00

Movie Night - Their Finest

Students and Faculty: Join us for dinner at 6, the movie at 7, and discussion afterwards.

During the London Blitz of World War II, Catrin Cole is recruited by the British Ministry of Information to write scripts for propaganda films that the public will actually watch without scoffing. In the line of her new duties, Cole investigates the story of two young women who supposedly piloted a boat in the Dunkirk Evacuation. Although it proved a complete misapprehension, the story becomes the basis for a fictional film with some possible appeal. As Cole labors to write the script with her new colleagues such as Tom Buckley, veteran actor Ambrose Hilliard must accept that his days as a leading man are over as he joins the project. Together, this disparate trio must struggle against such complications such as sexism against Cole, jealous relatives, and political interference in their artistic decisions even as London endures the bombs of the enemy. In the face of those challenges, they share a hope to contribute something meaningful in this time of war and in their own lives.

(Storyline from IMDB)

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Movie Night - Collateral Beauty
Jul
7
6:00 PM18:00

Movie Night - Collateral Beauty

Students and Faculty: Join us for dinner at 6, the movie at 7, and discussion afterwards.

When a successful New York advertising executive suffers a great tragedy, he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death. But it's not until his notes bring unexpected personal responses that he begins to understand how these constants interlock in a life fully lived, and how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty

 

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Movie Night - Hidden Figures
Jun
30
6:00 PM18:00

Movie Night - Hidden Figures

Students and Faculty: Join us for dinner at 6, the movie at 7, and discussion afterwards.

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.

(Storyline from IMDB)

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Acoustic Concert with Jake Armerding
Jun
24
7:00 PM19:00

Acoustic Concert with Jake Armerding

Join us on Saturday, June 24th from 7-9pm for an acoustic performance by Jake Armerding. Refreshments provided.

Jake Armerding is an American folk musician and multi-instrumentalist from Boston, Massachusetts. He plays mostly acoustic string instruments like the mandolin, acoustic guitar, and fiddle. The Boston Globe called him "the most gifted and promising songwriter to emerge from the Boston folk scene in years."  

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Movie Night - La La Land
Jun
16
6:00 PM18:00

Movie Night - La La Land

Students and Faculty: Join us for dinner at 6, the movie at 7, and discussion afterwards.

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

(Storyline from IMDB)

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Movie Night - Rogue One
Jun
9
6:00 PM18:00

Movie Night - Rogue One

Students and Faculty: Join us for dinner at 6, the movie at 7, and discussion afterwards.

All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success. 

(Storyline from IMDB)

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