Flotsam & Jetsam (10/20)

Book Giveaway – Becky Pliego is hosting a special giveaway over at her blog. Check it out pronto… it ends tomorrow, October 21st!

Movieology: Courageous – I believe this is one of the best reviews of the Kendrick Bros. new film that I’ve come across so far. “I was a little afraid of watching this movie. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve probably seen most every Christian movie that has ever made it into somewhat general distribution, but honestly, I haven’t been impressed with much about any of them… So, I wondered… what can the Kendrick brothers do now that they have some money to work with?”

Reel Quick – Click here to read my review of Sam Raimi’s Darkman (1990) – a moody and morally-twisted superhero film where the “hero” is the villain.

Vulgata Non Grata – This piece from Truthinator is positively hilarious.

Learning From and Questioning the Seeker Church – Kevin DeYoung writes, “What can we learn from the seeker church? Where might we be too quick to criticize? And where must we register deep disagreement? These are important questions. And to get at them, I want to explore the new book by James Emery White, What They Didn’t Teach You in Seminary: 25 Lessons for Successful Ministry in Your Church… Rather than give a full review of the book, I though I would simply list a number of good point and then highlight some concerns.

There Are No Egalitarians When a Mouse Gets Loose – Bingo.

The Foundation for Christian Fellowship – An excellent post by Michael Wright.

Masculinity 1 – From the Man Against World blog: “This blog exists because I and the other writers see many ways in which we ourselves and Christian men in general are confused about identity. The identity of a man who is living for Christ must be firmly cemented in his soul. To solidify “Christian man in the 21st century” as an identity, we need to define masculinity in a way that glorifies Christ and flows from His Word, and that is powerful and relevant to today’s saints.”

The True Path to Greatness – Amazing, isn’t it? How often we need to be reminded of simple truths such as this?

“Understanding is knowing what to do next; wisdom is knowing what to
do next; virtue is actually doing it.” ~ Trystan Gylberd

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19 thoughts on “Flotsam & Jetsam (10/20)”

        1. It refers to the “movie rating” on the top-right of my sidebar: the little widget that says this blog is rated R “for Strong Christian Content, Pervasive Theological Language, and Politically-Incorrect Material”. It’s sort of a parody of the MPAA’s film rating system. :)

    1. It would be fitting, wouldn’t it? ;-)

      I’m glad you enjoyed this one. It was inspired by the rediculousness of churches trying everything possible to please man’s flesh in order to get them into church. I hope the pig latin thing makes the point of the absurdity of the depths of pragmatisn to which we have sunk in America. Thanks for your kind words.

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