November 21, 2008

They never knew what they were caring for…they only knew what they were against. This quote is offered as a critique of postmoderns. It is a sentiment that is common in church circles, where some would argue that the emerging church is defined more by what it is against than for. In this case, though, […]

his dark materials

January 4, 2008

Maybe I’m a little late to the game, but I finished reading the His Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman:

on to the subtle knife…

November 30, 2007

I finished reading The Golden Compass last week, and with my reading for school about done for this semester, I’m moving on to The Subtle Knife. (The Kindle version is only $3.19 — just another reason to yearn for a Kindle!) Most of the critique I’ve heard of The Golden Compass states that it is […]

the golden compass

November 9, 2007

I picked up a copy of The Golden Compass this week and I started reading it last night. I’m very enamored with the idea of reading children’s books of this type right now — maybe that’s because they capture the imagination better then anything else. I probably don’t really have time to read it right […]

film and theology help

June 18, 2007

In July and August, I’m going to lead a study on film and theology in our home. As I’m thinking through how this will look, the purpose of the study is not going to be to use a few movie clips here and there to illustrate some points or Bible verses I want to reinforce. […]

pirates tres

May 30, 2007

Some random thoughts that went through my head while watching Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End late last night: “I wish Captain Jack would get some kind of ointment to put on that sore on his cheek. It hasn’t healed for three movies now.” “Was I supposed to take LSD before watching this scene?” […]