Wheaton College is known as one of the nation’s top Christian schools and one of the world’s most influential evangelical institutions, but few think of it as a stop on the Underground Railroad. Well, that’s about to change. Newly unearthed information now supports long-running claims that Wheaton was indeed part of that historic network of people who helped fugitive slaves escape to the North.
The movie 2012 lived up to my very low expectations — spectacular special effects and an incredible lack of substance. There’s only one major action sequence, which has been featured in all of the previews, while the rest of the movie focuses mostly on devastation. The story and the characters are clichéd and predictable. Pointless scenes of suffering and turmoil are used in a misguided attempt to spark some sort of emotional response from the audience. How is watching millions of people suffer supposed to be entertaining? I don’t get it.