God’s Middle Finger – When the Divine Says “Up Yours”

When we cling to the sword, we flip the cross upside down to use it as our tool of death instead of God’s tool for bringing life. And so the story goes… I can remember a scene in the movie Independence Day.  The drunken dad turned heroic father, Russell Case, chooses to sacrifice his life [Read More...]

All Out War: Investigating Spiritual Warfare, part 2 (a motivational speech)

The President's Speech Independence Day — MOVIECLIPS.com   Independence Day is one of my favorite movies in spite of its themes of war and nation .  In this clip, we find the moment where it’s time to take action against the alien invaders.  So the president, after having lost his wife, gets up in the [Read More...]

All Out War: Investigating Spiritual Warfare, part 1

Our culture is obsessed with two realities.  Hollywood is intrigued by the idea of invisible spiritual powers.  Many examples could be brought to the surface, but my favorite would be “The Exorcism of Emily Rose.”  A second cultural observation is that we also have a deep concern about systemic evil and global poverty.  Bono of [Read More...]


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