Tag Archives: The Bible

Grab Your Umbrella: Review of ‘Noah’

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Right, now who’s ready for some spear fishing?

Rated PG-13, 138 minutes (watched 4/2/14)

Before I went to see the matinee of Darren Aronofsky’s new movie, Noah, I reread the biblical narrative. In the HCSB version, it’s just over 2,000 words and took me all of five minutes to finish. So how does a filmmaker – an atheist filmmaker – make a 138-minute $130 million-dollar blockbuster from such brief source material? The answer is that you throw the scripture into a blender and add a ton of filler. But although Aronofsky – who publicly said he set out to make the least biblical movie ever – has scrambled the biblical historical narrative, I believe he accidentally stumbled into a movie with unmistakable Christian messages. Continue reading

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Redeemed? Review of ‘Son of God’

For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten... well, Me.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten… well, Me.

Rated PG-13, 138 minutes (watched 3/2/14) Review:
The Bible has  inspired some truly masterful works of art: Michelangelo’s “Pieta,” Handel’s “Messiah” and DaVinci’s “Last Supper” are but three masterpieces that show man at his cultural pinnacle with a biblical underpinning. Sadly, biblical art has slipped a little. Continue reading

Vegtastic Voyage: Proof Texting and Steamed Seasonal Vegetables

Note: It is a cookbook. Not canon.

When it comes to vegetarianism and faith, we’ve already established  two concrete facts: 1) about one in 20 herbivores (six percent) avoids meat for religious reasons and 2) God is firmly in the pro-bacon camp.  Continue reading

Turning Water into Wine and Wine into Water

Last month, I came face-to-face with a deep spiritual crisis whilst staring at a tiny cup of grape juice. I was reminded of this crisis this morning as I read Luke 22: Continue reading

New and Improved!

This week I read some more of Mark while we wrapped up Numbers and moved into Deuteronomy. Again, this isn’t meant to be an expository examination of the Scriptures. It’s just a record of where my mind went as I was reading. The jumping off point is Mark 10: Continue reading

Shakespeare or The Bible? or, A Shout Out to the German Class I Never Took

One of the sad realities of modern Christianity is that the very people who claim to love “The Good Book” and live by it have very little idea of what’s actually in it. Pop quiz: is “Apple of his eye” from God’s Holy Word or Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew? Is “Eat, drink and be merry” from The Bible or Hamlet? Continue reading

30×30 update

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Another birthday, another year wiser/older and another opportunity to check in on my 30×30 list. I’ve actually made some significant progress without even trying. Out of the original 30, I knocked out eight in the past 12 months. and have six more in the works. Actually, it’s conceivable I could knock out 20 of the 30 by the end of the year. Of course, a list like this is purely arbitrary; it won’t be like my first 30 years of life will be a failure if I don’t make it. It’s just nice to have goals and ideas to work toward.
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