Monthly Archives: June 2013

Sunday’s Sermon Today: Dream Big

A disclaimer: if you’ll be at White Bank for worship on Sunday morning, June 30, stop reading! Otherwise, you may be bored… or more bored than normal! My Biblical namesake was a real peach. “Jacob” is the translation of the … Continue reading

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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone: Rediscover Joy

Two geeky kids, beaten up and left behind in the midst of middle school, find magic one day, and recognize that there’s more to life than being shoved in lockers and escaping swirlies. Thirty years later, Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carrell) … Continue reading

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A New Season (Neighbors Fall 2013)

This devotion will show up in the Virginia Methodist devotion, Neighbors, this fall. But here it is now. Fall is one of my favorite times of year. It brings football, colder weather, some family traditions, and usually the sort of … Continue reading

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Man Of Steel: Epic Reboot (Part II) *Spoiler Version*

If you haven’t seen the movie, I recommend going here first. What follows is unabashedly for those who’ve seen the film already and contains spoilers.  Man of Steel begs for this idea I read somewhere… that all stories boil down to … Continue reading

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Man Of Steel: Epic Reboot (Part I)

My most anticipated film of the summer had arrived. After years of waiting for my favorite superhero from childhood to be “refinished,” for the sour taste of Superman Returns to be washed out of my mouth, I engaged Zach Snyder’s Man of … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: One Tribe

I’d recommend you read Genesis 12-19 and Hebrews 11 before reading this. And I’d recommend you not read it if you’ll be sitting in the Blandford UMC sanctuary on Sunday, June 16, because you’ll probably be bored during the sermon. … Continue reading

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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters- Parody Or Lost Cause?

The movie business is all about “the latest craze.” We’ve seen the swell of support for movies about vampires and werewolves (thank you, Twilight, but you can sit down now), and the upswing in zombie movies (thank you, Walking Dead). But there … Continue reading

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Atlantis, The Lost Empire: Finding Ourselves In The Sacred

As the DVD editor for Hollywood Jesus, I’ve watched my fair share of animated movies that I missed when they first released. Some were good, some were bad, and some were “why did they make this movie?” But occasionally, one … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: You Want Me To What???

I’d recommend you read Genesis 6-9 before you read this. Or you could just keep it handy. Or read this and wonder what I’m talking about. Anyway… Noah seemed like a good idea… and then Friday it rained and rained … Continue reading

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Lilo & Stitch: Understanding Family

In almost every Walt Disney movie, there’s an individual who doesn’t belong, has been abandoned, or lost a parent. Somehow, they’re seeking to define their life based on those around them, because their ability to determine who they are based … Continue reading

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