So, Saturday I walked away from what could be called a “potentially-fatal incident”. I’ve got a few bruises, three scratches, and I’m sore and slow moving. Here are things I’ve learned so far (I’m sure there will be more): 1. I am not incredibly lucky. My life so far has borne this truth out completely. … Read more Adventures in Rolling Your Car
*So, apparently I wrote this some time ago and it just got stuck in limbo on my blog and I forgot about. I looked it over, cleaned up some grammatical mistakes and figured why not go ahead and post it – I may not be in ministry anymore, but someone else may need to hear … Read more Hubris.
Last night I had the chance to see Mad Max: Fury Road before it’s release next week, along with a quick Q&A with director George Miller and returning Mad Max Villain, actor Hugh Keays-Byrne. It was an amazing thrill ride and worth seeing in the best theater you can find. Pure Cinematic Language of the … Read more Mad Max: Fury Road
Nolan’s latest film is a master piece of science, technical filmmaking, brilliant acting, and an incredibly moving story.
Recently I was pulled into a protracted debate on Facebook. I was basically told that I couldn’t even be taken seriously and was being absurd by trying to make a biblical defense of self-defense. I was basically told I was confusing American macho-ism and my faith. Interestingly enough, my heretofore unexpressed thoughts were that they … Read more A Biblical Argument for Self-Defense
In reference to this story about a boy being suspended from school for pretending to have a gun while playing with his friends at recess, Osceolla County School District spokesperson Dol Umbridge had this to offer: A gun is a gun, whether you choose to brand it as ‘real’ or not. Imagining violence leads to … Read more Argumentum ad Absurdum
Between the lackluster finale of Dexter and the amazing writing of the past five seasons of Breaking Bad, it almost didn’t matter where we wound up. We have already witnessed amazing character development of all of Bad’s major characters and unless the writers wrote the finale while partaking of the Crystal Blue Persuasion, there was no … Read more Breaking Bad Is All About the Journey, Not the Destination
Well, it’s been a while since I ranted about anything, so I thought… why not? After all I did watch what was probably the most disappointing hour of television I’ve seen in a decade last night. Not that I was surprised, mind you. Dexter hasn’t really been good since season four, but I continually held … Read more Dexter’s Writers Missed the Mark
I was lucky enough to attend a private screening in Dallas last week of Man of Steel, the upcoming reboot of the Superman franchise. I try to attend as many summer blockbuster screenings as I can, but this one was a little odd. It was marketed to pastors only and when I showed up my … Read more Man of Steel: A Brave New Direction for America’s Greatest Mythos
While the title could actually apply to very nearly every problem facing our nation, I am of course speaking about the very real threat against the Second Amendment in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting. What most people seem to be forgetting is that there are only two tools available to us as humans to … Read more The answer is more freedom, not more legislation.
This past Thursday I was invited, as a local ministry leader, to view an advanced screening of a film that will be released in September called Unconditional. The writer/director is from Arlington, TX and now lives in Nashville, where the movie is set. It is inspired by true events and even (at least in … Read more Unconditional: A Solid Faith-Based Film
I went to see Prometheus this past Sunday. I hunkered down in my seat, propped my feet up on the railing in front of me and got ready for a masterpiece from Ridley Scott. I absolutely LOVE the original Alien. The sequels were progressively less impressive, though enjoyable. But this would mark Ridley Scott’s return … Read more Prometheus: Ridley Scott is better than this.
Let me tell you a story… Unethical Mortgage Brokers make some really bad loans because they know they’re going to sell them to big banks and not have to worry about. After they sell their loans, people who couldn’t afford their houses, quit paying on them. When the big corporate banks don’t get their money, … Read more Why the housing situation sucks…
So tomorrow a great friend of mine, Christina Grace Miller, turns 28 years young. Christina was my original supervisor at Lake Pointe and over the years we grew to be partners in ministry and friends. I learned a lot from Christina over the years – not the least of which was what true selflessness looks … Read more A Good Cause and A Great Friend
Well, it’s with an odd mix of joyful excitement and near-nostalgic sadness that I post this today. Life has been a whirlwind lately – and it shows no evidence of letting up any time soon. But to get to today, I need to look back at where I’ve come from. Over five and a half … Read more The Times They Are A-Changin’