Saturday, May 29, 2010

Nashville Flood

Some of you who know the ministry is based in the Nashville area have been kind enough to ask how my family and I made it through the recent flood. We did fine. My parents and one of my sisters did experience some property damage related to the flood, but it was not much compared to the multitudes of people who lost everything. This was a 500-year flood event (meaning it is estimated to occur only once in five centuries), and the majority of those that suffered property damage did not have flood insurance. Those are the folks that most desperately need our prayers. Please pray for those in need and those helping them.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Alice in Wonderland Church Movie Night

With the release of the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp Alice in Wonderland to DVD on June 1st, churches across the country have a wonderful opportunity to engage their communities with the Christian heritage of Alice in Wonderland. A church movie night with Walt Disney's new Alice movie might draw in a crowd of both believers and seekers - who would then be surprised to learn how deep the rabbit hole goes with the revelation of what the Reverend Charles Dodgson (author of Alice) was actually saying through his heroine and the Wonderland characters. Futterwacken dance lessons optional.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

How Lost Lost Its Way

For a TV series that seemed so ripe with issues and imagery of faith, in my humble opinion, Lost certainly lost its way. One way in which the show failed was in refusing to provide answers to some of the big (and small) questions it raised. To wit, the embed below. As another blogger wrote, I was okay with the way Lost ended... until I saw this.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Alice in Wonderland in Top 10 Land

Walt Disney's new Alice in Wonderland movie has now become the tenth highest-grossing movie of all time. It kicked the second Lord of the Rings movie out of the deca-club, basically swapping one Christian author for another Christian author. The Reverend Charles Dodgson, author of Alice, would be proud. (Hey Culture, the church has bragging-rights here! Hey Church, start bragging - as we humbly work to equip the congregants and reach out to the lost, of course!)