Cliff's Edge

Cliff Goldstein

is editor of the Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide. His next book, Baptizing the Devil: Evolution and the Seduction of Christianity has just been released by Pacific Press.


Despite itself, Hollywood manages on rare occasions to get it right. Such was the case with Ron Howard’s movie Apollo 13 (1995), starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, and Ed Harris. It retells the nail-biting story of Apollo 13’s aborted mission to the moon when an oxygen tank explosion crippled the spacecraft two days after its launch in 1970. Apollo 13 dramatized the frantic efforts to get the astronauts back alive from thousands of miles in space.

There’s a great scene in which the fllight director (played by Ed Harris) stands before a group of fellow workers. Behind him is a chalkboard drawing of the earth, the moon, and the …

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