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January/February, 2018 Issue of the Video Librarian

Veteran Movie Critic Affirms Come Before Winter

February 6, 2018

Widely read film contributor to the Seattle Times and Rotten Tomatoes, Tom Keogh writes in the January/February, 2018 edition of Video Librarian that Come Before Winter features themes which are moving, artful and fun. Keogh describes the film as thoughtful as it intertwines the lives of journalist Sefton Delmer and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer who “did…

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Walla Walla University Administrative Building

WWU Communication Department Faculty Hosts Come Before Winter Creators

December 20, 2017

Two associate professors at Walla Walla University, Lynelle Ellis, director of the graduate program and Jerry Hartman, former Peace Corps journalist, guided far-reaching discussions about the making of the docudrama about the last days of theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Graduate student Rachel Scribner helped organize and pace the event. Ellis also conducted a TV interview with…

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Director Kevin Ekvall answering questions following the film.

Venue for Walla Walla University Screening Moved for Large Turnout

December 15, 2017

As the stream of guests arriving for the December 2nd screening continued beyond the capacity of the Black Box Theatre, organizers redirected everyone across campus to the larger auditorium of the Melvin K. West Fine Arts Center. Not only were there few complaints about the abrupt change of plans or inconvenience—including the long trek back…

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The Cross of Reality, a book by H. Gaylon Barker

Come Before Winter Enlivens Course Taught by Bonhoeffer Authority

December 1, 2017

H. Gaylon Barker, PhD, is former president of the International Bonhoeffer Society—English language section—and was one of the editors of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works English series published in 2013 by Fortress Press.  Author of The Cross of Reality, which investigates Bonhoeffer’s interpretation and use of Luther’s theology in shaping his Christology, Barker is also the…

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The event was held in the Parramatta Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Come Before Winter Premieres in Australia

October 25, 2017

The Australian premiere of Come Before Winter (Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his companions in the dying gasps of the Third Reich), was well attended at the Parramatta Seventh Day Adventist Church in Northmead, NSW.   “This film needs to be seen…It asks questions we must ask ourselves today,” a member of the audience exclaimed during the…

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