Christians live for one thing-to glorify God through the Gospel of Jesus, or as my church puts it-to glorify God, pursue people. With that in mind, I understand that the focal point of any and all Christian media in some way must advance the Gospel message. But I have one question: “Why don’t Christians make more good movies about Christianity?” I know what many of you think. “They’re not bad. I enjoy them, and besides, the movie’s not the point, the Gospel is the point.” On that last part I agree completely. On the first two, not so much.
It’s been a few days (okay, almost 2 years) since I posted a blog on this site. Well, now I’m back. I have a lot to say, and I hope you’ll consider my posts thoughtfully and give me some feedback. Sometimes I’ll post about randoms stuff going on in my life. Sometimes I’ll post about random stuff going on in the world around us. If you have something you want to discuss, feel free to contact me and let me know. Until then.
They just don’t get it. From the the Catholic Church to Penn State University to the family of the late Joe Paterno, they just don’t understand. Perusing today’s headlines I came across this gem from the AP, “Paterno Family Says Sanctions Defame Legacy”. What?!
reactionary entities in the throes of damage control. It seems they wanted to be interviewed regarding the issues at hand or otherwise be involved in the investigation as it happened. I assume these “other investigations” mentioned here refer to the criminal investigations into whether Penn State administration and Paterno covered up the abuse as it went on and should have reported the abuse to authorities. The problem is that these allegations and all their associated umbrage miss the point. The family runs the risk of being seen as more concerned with Paterno’s legacy than the suffering his actions allowed to happen.
One of my heroes died a few days ago. Ray Bradbury wrote at least 27 novels and over 600 short stories, according to the LA Times. For me, it wouldn’t have mattered if he’d only written a few words. He imbued his writing with such awe and wonder, such poetic sensibility that I have remained fascinated by it from the first word I read until today.
Just the other day, I found myself on ESPN.com reading about Josh Hamilton’s super-hero like season. While reading Tim MacMahon’s fantastic blog entry about Hamilton’s game-winning homer in the 13th inning of Texas’ May 27 game against the Toronto Blue Jays, I looked over the user comments and found a familiar trend: lots of people bashing Hamilton and lots of people defending him–not for his play on the field, but for his faith. While Hamilton is putting together a season for the ages (and one that will make him a boatload or two of money), he will always be associated, for good or ill, with substance abuse and evangelical Christianity. Hamilton messes up occasionally, but still wears his faith on his sleeve. Many fans, it seems, don’t like this about him. I couldn’t disagree more.
If you’ve found this site, it’s probably by accident or because you know me. Either way, I hope what you find here remains informational and inspirational. I plan to fill these pages with news and information you can use in your everyday life. I will discuss current events, entertainment (mostly movies), sports, and the Bible. That last reference should clue you into the fact that I am a believer in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. So, when I discuss these topics I will do so from a Christian perspective. That does not necessarily mean that I will be passing judgment on the world. It simply means that I will examine these ideas through the lens of my faith in Christ. This faith informs the way I look at the world and its events. In many ways, it defines me as a person.