I saw the new movie "Paul, Apostle of Christ" this past weekend, and I was very moved by its portrayal of the early Christian community living in the "reign of terror" of Emperor Nero in around 67CE. I encourage everyone to go see it. Three main things stood out to me. First, you cannot watch … Continue reading ‘Remarkable & Admittedly Unusual’
Do you ever wish you had a time machine so you could go back to relive various moments a second time? I'm not talking here about moments you regret and wish you could "do over." I mean going back to moments that seemed so ordinary at the time, but in retrospect you wish you would … Continue reading Greg Boyd, Apologetics & The Case for a Christian Movie
Repost from 2009. -JB I just watched "Stranger Than Fiction" again starring Will Ferrell. I thought the movie and story was alright - nothing too special. But I absolutely LOVE the idea that drives this movie. If you haven't seen the movie, here is the summary from the back of the case: Will Ferrell stars … Continue reading MOVIE REVIEW: “Stranger Than Fiction” (2006)
A repost from a few years back in remembrance of Michael Clark Duncan's passing this year. -JB It's already been 10 years since the release of The Green Mile (1999). The Stephen King film stars Tom Hanks as a Death row guard and the massively large and mysteriously gifted prisoner named John Coffey played by Michael … Continue reading MOVIE REVIEW: Jesus Went “The Green Mile”
This past summer my wife and I decided it was high time to visit Hogwarts and dabble in the dark arts. That is, we decided to watch the Harry Potter movies. I'm glad to report 6 months later I've finally recovered my faith. Ok, enough with the sarcasm. Alright Christian: Have you seen the films? … Continue reading Are We Done Picking on Potter?
Every few months youth pastors get a promotional box in the mail luring them to jump on the bandwagon of the next big Christian movie, book, conference or concert. Marketing madness bombards you with free promotinal posters, t-shirts, devotionals, bookmarks, bumper stickers. Sadly, the Christian entertainment sub-culture often disappoints. I usually don't bite. I'm the … Continue reading MOVIE REVIEW: To Save A Life (2010)