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|In ‘First Reformed,’ a pastor’s strained faith is tested
By Ken Valenti
The Rev. Ernst Toller’s struggle is a solitary one. The smattering of congregants who attend his church in upstate New York could hardly be called a flock. The 250-year-old Dutch Colonial building, once a stop on the Underground Railroad, is now known more as a tourists’ point of interest than a house of worship. Toller (Ethan Hawke) even gives the tours, and stoically weathers the odd bad joke.
|Writing icons reveals the presence of God
By Melodie Woerman
Acrylic paint. A wooden board. Short brush strokes. More paint.