R.I.P. Don LaFontaine

R.I.P. Don LaFontaine You may not know the name, but you know his voice. Today we mourn the loss of the man who, for decades, has been the voice of movie trailers. Don LaFontaine died yesterday in Los Angeles. He was 68. … [Read more...]

The Faith of Barack Obama

We are coming to the end of the Democratic National Convention and Denver, and no matter what you might think and believe politically, the fact is that we have witnessed a historic event.  For the first time in the history of our country, a major political party has nominated an African-American as their party's candidate. Even though Barack Obama has received overwhelming acclamation and support, many people are still wondering, "who is this man?"  And one of the key issues being asked about is … [Read more...]

7 Reasons Why the "Clone Wars" Will Be Worth Seeing

7 Reasons Why the "Clone Wars" Will Be Worth Seeing I wasn't immediately interested in this..but now I am after reading this story I am excited to go see it! … [Read more...]

View the "Religulous" movie trailer

View the "Religulous" movie trailer What are your thoughts? … [Read more...]

Wednesday is the New Friday

Wednesday is the New Friday. Because the battle for box-office supremacy is so fierce, movies are increasingly being released on Wednesday as opposed to Friday, allowing for an additional two days to count in a film’s opening “weekend.” That includes both of this week’s big openers, Pineapple Express and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. … [Read more...]

Cormac McCarthy's The Road Movie

Cormac McCarthy's The Road Movie The Road is an amazing, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that contains McCarthy's most direct treatment of love (between a father and son--and by extension, between God (Father) and sons). At the same time, it's a post-apocalypse story that's bleak enough in book form to chill you.  Now the first production photos are available. They don't give away much, but sure enough, they're bleak. … [Read more...]

Steven Curtis Chapman speaks to Larry King

Steven Curtis Chapman speaks to Larry King The Chapman family speaks about their pain, tragedy, hope and healing after the death of their daughter Maria Sue. … [Read more...]

Brideshead Eviscerated

Brideshead Eviscerated A profoundly Catholic novel, in this "adaptation", Brideshead Revisited is viciously anti-Catholic. They turned a movie about God and the soul, into a lurid love triangle between a homosexual, his sister and a hapless hunk. It's lame. It's bad. … [Read more...]

Gandalf the Grey – Tolkien's Apostolic Archetype

Gandalf the Grey - Tolkien's Apostolic Archetype As I've been studying the nature of apostolic ministry I continue to be struck by the similarities between Gandalf's role (and the role of the 5 wizards) and the developing biblical picture I'm getting regarding God's apostles. … [Read more...]

Kick'n Video Games, Old School

Before vacation I got a chance to see the critically acclaimed documentary, King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters .It is a documentary about two modern day warriors battling it out in the arena of classic video games.  The two adversaries consist of a suburban middle-school science teacher and a hot sauce mogul both vying for pride, honor, bragging rights and the Guinness World Record for the highest score on Donkey Kong.The hot sauce mogul is Billy Mitchell. While a teenager in the 80's, … [Read more...]