Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Bible Says What? “Lessons in Common Sense” (Ex. 20:22-23:19) #9

The Ten Commandments have been delivered. And we have enough time following them. But it’s not like God was done speaking then. There are plenty more admonitions and warnings to be mentioned after that. And it’s possible that they have … Continue reading

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The Bible Says What? Moses & The Weight Of Leadership (Exodus 17:7-20:21) #8

Moses thought it was bad when he was performing the largest jailbreak in the history of humanity, liberating the Israelites from Egypt. But he hadn’t taken into consideration what life would be like when he was actually leading this group … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: The Script Is Flipped (Luke 19:28-48)

Easter is only a week away. Around here, where spring has sprung after a cold, snowy winter, it seems like Christmas wasn’t that long ago. Ash Wednesday was snowed out – and we missed one of the Sundays, too. But … Continue reading

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Into The Woods: Danger Lurks (Movie Review)

Since the 1990s, stars have been lining up for potential film adaptations of Into the Woods, from Robin Williams to Meg Ryan. Walt Disney’s musical adaptation of the Broadway show was a success of epic proportions, netting two hundred million dollars worldwide … Continue reading

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Harlan Coben’s The Stranger: Thrilling Morality Play (Book Review)

Harlan Coben strikes again. In this latest thriller, a stranger approaches lacrosse dad Adam Price in a bar one night and tells him that his wife faked a pregnancy. He’s left with a decision: to press the issue and find … Continue reading

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The Bible Says What? The Exodus: A Matter Of Trust (Exodus 13:17-17:7) #7

God does something counterintuitive when leading the people out of Egypt: God picks the long way when the Israelites depart Egypt. They’re on the run from their slaveholders, but God chooses to  send them on a longer trip so they … Continue reading

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Son Of A Gun: Ewan McGregor Shines (Movie Review)

When a petty thug, JR (Brenton Thwaites, The Giver), is imprisoned, he is taken under the protection of legendary thief Brendan Lynch (Ewan McGregor). Upon his release, he becomes a crucial cog in Lynch’s plan to steal gold, but JR’s interest … Continue reading

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The Bible Says What? God Kills… (Exodus 11-13:16) #6

If it doesn’t turn your stomach (at least a little) to think of millions of people dying when the rains fell and the floods rose in Genesis… How about the decision of God in Exodus 11:5 to kill every firstborn … Continue reading

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Run All Night: Gangsters, Vengeance, And Shame (Movie Review)

Liam Neeson stars in Taken 4 what Taken 2 should’ve been. As Jimmy Conlon, Neeson must defend his estranged son, Mike (Joel Kinnaman, Robocop, The Killing), from his aging best friend and boss, Shawn Maguire (Ed Harris). In the space of one New York evening, … Continue reading

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Your Lenten Soul (A Mustard Seed Musing)

What is Lent? What does it mean for my soul?  Those are the questions I’ve been assigned to answer as part of another church’s Lenten series, and the ones I’ve been pulling apart, string by string, for the last few … Continue reading

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