Flotsam & Jetsam (4/26)

Reel Quick – Click here to read my review of The Descendants (2011).

The Ironies of Real Marriage – A helpful and well-reasoned critique of Mark Driscoll’s book. Heath Lambert writes, “The first time I heard Mark Driscoll speak, I cried. To be very honest, I also cried when I read his book on marriage. Unfortunately, my tears in each case were for very different reasons.” [Note: This article deals with very mature sexual subjects, so caution is strongly advised]

Quick Selection of Movies – Kim Shay shares her favorite films (several of which I have added to the Netflix queue). Also, be sure to check out Persis’ favorites: Copy-Catting.

Moral Ambiguity and The Hunger Games – An excellent post from Staci Eastin.

The Legacy of Charles Colson – Challies is spot-on here: “To portray Charles Colson as all villain is unfair to the man; to portray him as all spiritual giant is unfair to the church. Let’s not be afraid to call it as it is.”

The Avengers – Anybody else excited for Marvel’s latest film? I know I am.

“Learn from other people’s mistakes. You don’t have nearly enough time to make them all yourself.” ~ Groucho Marx

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9 thoughts on “Flotsam & Jetsam (4/26)”

  1. “To portray Charles Colson as all villain is unfair to the man; to portray him as all spiritual giant is unfair to the church. Let’s not be afraid to call it as it is.”

    The man, save One, of whom this would not be true would be???

      1. I am reminded, to wax reminiscent, of an old Doonesbury cartoon. The original was done in the aftermath of Watergate, and DJ Mark Slackmeyer was doing a bio series on the Watergate figures. At the end of the ‘Nixon’ segment, the last frame is a picture of the White House with the words “He’s GUILTY! GUILTY! GUILTY!” floating above it. In the period after Nixon’s death, when he suddenly started to assume elder statesman status, the last frame reappeared: “He’s GUILTY! FLAWED! GUILTY! FLAWED! GUILTY! FLAWED!”

  2. Thanks to Staci’s and your reviews, the Squirrel and I going to read The Hunger Games together. Not my typical fare, but I think it will push the envelope in a good way for both of us.

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