Month: November 2013


Hunger Games: Catching Fire — Cosmetics and Self-Sacrifice


Loved it! OK, now the thing that really set me off. Before I was a kid, the film was preceded by newsreels -- meaningful because it was informative with a little propaganda thrown in for good measure. When I was a kid, the movie was preceded by a cartoon--meaningless, but entertaining....

Jesus and Injustice: 12 Years a Slave


I had to drive past two super-sized cinemas, both showing the same eight (bad) movies so I could see 12 years as a Slave. My wife and I like to see all the movies with Oscar buzz and, given the reviews, thought this one was a must see, so we...

Only Good People Deserve Heaven


There are good people and there are bad people; we are the good people and if you aren't like us, you are bad people. This idea has been around for millennia. I get the impression that this is considered a typically Christians attitude. In my experience, not very many, but...

When Atheists are Right


There are a bunch of reasons to be an atheist.  Certainly one of them could be the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God (2...

Conversation with a Textbook


You won't believe what this textbook said. This is a conversation I had with a few pages of the new edition of  "Pathways," a Social Studies textbook used in grade 8 classes.  The section was called "Religion and Civilizations." Me: Since you are written for use in public schools, it...