Monthly Archives: March 2014

Noah: Behind Every Great Man (Deluxe, Spoiler-Laden Review)

Noah isn’t your Sunday School, felt board version of the story found in Genesis 6-10 of the Bible’s Old Testament, but an epic, Hollywood-size thriller about a man who receives a vision of what God wants in a world full of violence … Continue reading

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Noah: What We Might Learn (Movie Analysis)

What do The Last Temptation of Christ, The Life of Brian, The Passion of the Christ, and Bruce Almighty have in common? Some Christians found the films wildly offensive; some found meaning and a deeper understanding of aspects of their faith by watching. Personally, I’m … Continue reading

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Michael Hidalgo’s Unlost: Embrace Your Identity (Book Review)

Hidalgo wants us to understand that being found by God is bigger than the escapism of having our ticket punched to heaven, and he’ll show us how God’s plan is so much more.  C.S. Lewis could’ve written the forward to … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: Who Would Reject Jesus? (Luke 20:9-19)

My District Superintendent recently sent out this survey, asking local churches to consider how they would respond on a scale of 1-10. It asked several questions about how we perceive the world around us, and what it means for us … Continue reading

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Get Church Right: Stop Being So “Sex-y” (A Mustard Seed Musing)

In the opening scene of Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom on HBO, Jeff Daniels’ Will McAvoy loses it, or more frankly, he speaks the truth: “We stood up for what was right. We fought for moral reasons. We passed laws, struck down laws … Continue reading

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God’s Not Dead: Does God Need Us To Defend Him? (Movie Review)

What would you do if you had to sign a piece of paper that said that God was dead? Sure, we know that Cassie Bernall said she believed in God in the library at Columbine, but have you ever considered … Continue reading

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McCanick: What Obsesses You? (Movie Review)

Mack McCanick (David Morse, Green Mile, 16 Blocks) celebrates his birthday by setting in motion a manhunt for a recently-released ex-con, Simon Weeks (the now-deceased Cory Monteith, Glee). Defying his Chief of Police (Ciarin Hinds, Game of Thrones, Peabody & … Continue reading

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Veronica Mars: From Kickstarter To Taking Numbers (Movie Review)

Seven years after the CW/UPN show of the same name wrapped, Veronica Mars hit the big screen last weekend, thanks to a multi-million-dollar Kickstarter campaign where fans paid to return Kristen Bell’s private investigator to Neptune High. When Logan Echolls (Jason … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: Reach Out & Touch Someone (Mt. 9:18-26)

A few years ago, my son had been caught up in the Madagascar craze. Starring the voices of Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, and others, it told the story of these Central Park zoo animals who found themselves stranded in Madagascar. There have … Continue reading

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Brian Godawa On Noah: “Respect The Story” (Interview)

Brian Godawa is the author of the Chronicles of the Nephilim series, screenwriter of To End All Wars and The Visitation, and blogger at Godawa.com. But who is Brian Godawa and why does he care so deeply about Noah? This week, the author/speaker/theologian sat down to … Continue reading

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