Monthly Archives: July 2013

Sunday’s Sermon Today: Finding Home (Ruth Part I)

This sermon is Part I of a two-part series. I will preach this sermon on Ruth 1 at the 9 a.m. service for The Stand, on the first day that it meets in the sanctuary of Blandford UMC, on August … Continue reading

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Banshee: Redemption The Hard Way (TV Review)

Disclaimer: This review is for a Cinemax original TV show and contains some grittier elements than more mainstream reviews, like excessive violence, nudity, and language. It won’t be for everyone. Banshee tells the story of Lucas Hood (Antony Starr), the … Continue reading

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FF Rant: I’m Not An Expert, But I Could Be (Fantasy Football)

The last few weeks have been a pop culture/NFL mash-up of epic proportions. Dennis Pitta and Percy Harvin have proven Shakira right: “Hips Don’t Lie.” Aaron Hernandez is trying out for Netflix’s Orange is the New Black. Tim Tebow is trying … Continue reading

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The Wolverine: Blessed Or Cursed (Movie Review)

With strong Chris Claremont flair, The Wolverine returns us to the days when Logan (Hugh Jackman) was a ronin, a samurai without a master, in a tale set primarily in Japan. Of course, given the storyline acquired thanks to the previous X-Men movies, the … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: A Different Kind of Leadership

For August 4, at Blandford UMC and The Stand.  We live in troubling times. People hear about terrible things, and talk about how the world is going to hell in a hand basket. But the truth is that people have … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim: Transformers vs. Godzilla (Movie Review)

A friend of mine (who I used to frequent movies with) asked me the other night what I thought of Pacific Rim: would I go? Was I avoiding it? Could it be better than the cheesy trailer? I said I didn’t … Continue reading

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What I Watch (So You Don’t Have To) (Movie Review)

I often get asked what “else” there is to watch. You know, when people have rented The Avengers and Jack Reacher, and they want something lesser known to check out. So, I’ve compiled a list of the movies I’ve watched in the last … Continue reading

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