The Isolation of the Self Righteous in Ivory Towers

I’ve never been one to open up about my journey of faith.  Notwithstanding the two and a half decades (give or take a few tough years) it would take to recount the lifelong  tale, but I’ve always felt that my faith, like so many things in my life was my personal choice – I didn’t feel obligated to kiss and tell about those intimate details of my relationship with God.Navigating the labyrinth of my life and my faith has always been very much like I’m flying on wings fashioned of feathers and w … [Read more...]

God’s Not Dead…But Films Like This Should Be (Part 2)

It's official. God's Not Dead, released by Pure Flix Entertainment, has been nothing short of a financial smash success, raking in over $8 million in its first three days. Opening in just 780 theaters nation-wide, the film made close to $3 million on its Friday release date alone, en route to cementing itself as the number three movie of the weekend.I guess this is the part where I admit to being way off base in part one of my review, in which I offered some harsh reactions and assessments … [Read more...]

God’s Not Dead…But Films Like This Should Be (Part 1)

Back when I was in college at the dawn of the 21st century, Christian films were just starting to explode onto the scene. Sure, religious-themed films have always been around to some extent, but it's been just under twenty years since the era of the "Hey, we're just as cool as, seriously, we are!" types of Christian films began hitting the market. You know, the kind of films that cause churches and ministry groups to gush in anticipation of a release date while acting like … [Read more...]

Geek Goes Catholic: How Atheists, Comic Books and Eating Jesus Led me Home

Prologue: Somewhere in the fields of Southern Indiana…Imagine, if you will, a boy. There is always a boy or a girl in these sorts of stories. He is blond and skeletal thin, running across the large green field beside his house. Star Wars, the St. Louis Cardinals, and Jesus are all jumbled up inside his head. If you asked him, he could talk about all three with equal passion.See him as he bikes around his small, Southern Indiana town. The world is alive to him, and somehow, he knows that G … [Read more...]

3 Gates Sound Track….(just for fun)

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“King of the Nerds” Season 2 Flies Into Action

From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the... well, crap, there's absolutely nothing within my line of sight that one could call nerdy..."Sylvanas is the Banshee Queen of the Forsaken."  Betcha didn't know that, now, did you?Thursday night saw the much-anticipated return of the TBS reality competition series King of the Nerds.  I absolutely loved the first season, and have been waiting on 17-pin connectors and needles for last night's premiere.  The producers we … [Read more...]

“Inside Llewyn Davis” Hits the Right Notes… For Some

From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the acoustic guitar that sees dust more often than it sees my hands...Christmas Day was weird in geekland -- it was the first Christmas Day in 10 years of marriage that my wife Julie and I actually had the entire day to ourselves, and we took full advantage of the time.  We relaxed, had Chinese food, and took in a movie.  Then only in limited release, Inside Llewyin Davis was playing at only one theater in the St. Louis area, so we … [Read more...]

GGR Music Review: Five Iron Frenzy – “Engine of a Million Plots”

From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the bag of Apple Cinnamon Chex that doubles as his pathetic dessert...In 2003, Five Iron Frenzy put their clubs away for good.  After performing 2 farewell concerts on the days immediately following Thanksgiving that year, and recording the final show for a live CD (and subsequent documentary DVD that featured the performance as an extra), the band called it quits.  It was an emotional decision for everyone in the band, and the b … [Read more...]

They’re Not Dead Yet! Monty Python Announces New Live Stage Show

There is finally hope for those of us who always look on the bright side of life. Legendary comedy troupe Monty Python has just announced the group's first live stage show with all five surviving members since the famous 1980 Hollywood Bowl show. The show is scheduled to be performed at London's 02 Arena on July 1, 2014, no doubt a time of year when shrubberies are at their ripest and birds sport their most ample plumage.For a lifetime Python fan like myself, this news couldn't be more … [Read more...]

The Michael J. Fox Show – Newer Family, Stronger Ties

From Geek Goes Rogue TV Editor Zach W. Lorton, as told to by the air conditioning, which is actually running in the apartment, even though it's below 40 degrees outside...There are two things that remind me of being younger.  One of them is my homemade chili cheese dip.  Layer one brick of cream cheese, softened, in the bottom of a deep dish round pan.  Spread a can of chili, preferably Chili Man, over the cream cheese, the cover with shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, perhaps some green on … [Read more...]