Monthly Archives: March 2015

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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Sunday’s Sermon Today: UN-cheap Grace (Gospel of Luke)

Sometimes, we want the payoff without the cost, without any effort. We want to look svelte and sleek, but we want to eat whatever we want while we’re sitting on our couch watching television. We want to know our financial … Continue reading

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Top Five: Chris Rock On Chris Rock (Movie Review)

Chris Rock wrote, directed, and starred in the social commentary/standup/ensemble/memoir/satire that is Top Five. You’ll buy or rent this for the cast, and then consider some of the things that Rock is saying about comedy, stardom, and what it means to … Continue reading

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My Girl: Life, Death, & Adolescence (Movie Review)

Anna Chlumsky made her big break into the industry and Macaulay Culkin found something to do in between Home Alone 1 & 2, as a pair of adolescents who tackle love, life, death, and adolescence in the 1991 hit My Girl. This film … Continue reading

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The Bible Says What? Not Ridley Scott’s Moses (Exodus 1-10 ) #5

Generally speaking, I like movies that look at the Bible, even if they’re done by people whose worldview differs from mine. I don’t dig Darren Aronofsky flicks, but his Noah gave me some food for thought (and definitely made me think about … Continue reading

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