Monthly Archives: September 2013

Faith As Small As… (A Mustard Seed Musing)

He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” … Continue reading

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Rush: What Are You Chasing? (Movie Review)

“Everyone is driven by something.” That’s the tag for Ron Howard’s Rush, the biopic about Formula One racers James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl) and their pursuit of the championship in 1976. While there are certainly other actors … Continue reading

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Prisoners: Battling The Darkness (Movie Review)

I’m a fan of Hugh Jackman and Terrence Howard, but I went to Prisoners reluctantly. It looked like Taken only with more of an exploratory moral conscience. If you’ve seen the trailer, you know it’s dark, as the two aforementioned actors play fathers whose daughters … Continue reading

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What Good Is Prayer Anyway? (A Mustard Seed Musing)

We see prayer in pop culture. People give shout-outs to God when they win awards, and reference prayers for various and sundry things when writing songs. We might recognize that there’s comfort to be found in having someone say they’ll … Continue reading

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Chicago Fire: What’s Your Family’s Style (TV Review)

I’ll admit it: I like to binge watch television shows. My record is still two and a half days for the first season of the greatest television show ever (Lost). But over the last week, I blew through the first … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: True Freedom (Nehemiah 5:1-13)

The walls have been rebuilt, the city has been restored. It’s one of those holy moments where the workers can look around and see what they have done, and sit back and be proud. But sometimes, it’s easier to fix … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon’s Today: Dealing With Adversity (Nehemiah 4:1-15)

One of my favorite movies of all time is The Power of One. It’s based on the Bryce Courtenay novel, but the film version stars Morgan Freeman as Geel Piet, a black South African who teaches a young man named PK … Continue reading

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