Why I Recommend These Books: Fiction – I’m going to second these recommendations, because 1) The Book Thief is an all-time favorite of mine, and 2) because Flannery O’Conner is the antidote to the drivel that is modern “Christian fiction.”
Sometimes You Just Want to Be Alone – Yep. He’s got the right idea.
Biblically Normed – Wilson writes, “Instead of gossip, or random updates about a bunch of nothing, use social media to comfort the afflicted and to afflict the comfortable. Use it to encourage the saints—Scripture says that every word should be used to edify the one who hears. And use it to call out tyranny and coercion wherever you see it—and if you don’t see it anywhere, it is because your eyes aren’t open.” (HT Becky)
Follies and Nonsense #121 – I love this.
Lil’ Abner Meets the Big City Cultists – “With the recent break-up of Scientology poster boy Tom Cruise from Katie Holmes, and Rupert Murdoch’s ‘Scientologists are creepy’ tweets, I was reminded of an encounter I had here in LA some twenty years ago now.” Funny. Strange. And more than slightly creepy. (HT Dan Phillips)
How Titanic Should Have Ended – I just about died when I first saw this. (There is some brief crude language, however, so it’s not for youngsters.)
The Dark Knight Rises – For my fellow soundtrack geeks: Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack becomes available on July 17th. Are you ready?
“For there is no one so great or mighty that he can avoid the misery that will rise up against him when he resists and strives against God.” ~ John Calvin