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Review: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

Emily Blunt, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and Joel Dawson in Mary Poppins Returns (Disney) Like Christopher Robin, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, and Steven Spielberg’s Hook, Mary Poppins Returns is yet another revisionist sequel about childhood whimsy lost and regained. Steven D. Greydanus In the last 10 minutes or so of Mary Poppins Returns, something truly magical happens. First, Dick Van Dyke shows up, virtually reprising his brief secondary role from Mary Poppins as the...

Jesus painting survives church fire unscathed

Screenshot. Religious articles seem to have an uncanny knack for surviving natural disasters. While an “inferno” burnt down an 1800’s-era Baptist church in Wakefield, Mass., one thing survived basically unscathed – a large painting of Jesus Christ. “I’m personally taking it as a sign and a reminder that the Jesus, the Christ that we serve is still alive and even though our church building is gone our church is here and the God we serve...