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Christian Movies Revisited

Christian Movies Revisited

Nearly four years ago, I wrote a piece for this very site on my problems with 21st Century Christian films. In those four years, I’ve probably seen hundreds of movies and TV shows, greatly expanding the depth and breadth of my personal film library. Naturally, this makes me an expert on the subject. Now just happens to be the perfect time for me to use that hard-won knowledge and experience to take another look at our favorite film genre: Christian...

Never My Love

Never My Love

This theme of God’s ever-loving presence keeps coming up lately. Sometimes I feel very alone, distant from others and distant from God. Although I’ve known Him for many precious years, every now and then this perceived empty void between us appears like a sudden storm on an otherwise clear day. Although I can’t pinpoint where the loneliness originates, I’m beginning to examine the roots of this unwanted weed in my life.

The presence of God has always intrigued me. The analytical...

Voicemail

Voicemail

About a month ago, I received a message on LinkedIn. It had been sent a few weeks back. Honestly, I didn’t even know you could message people on LinkedIn. I guess you can message people from anywhere nowadays.

This person told me that she was a big fan of my book Clay and wondered if I would be up for meeting her so I could sign her copy and talk about it.

I don’t get messages like this very often on any...

What If the Prodigal was Repetitious

What If the Prodigal was Repetitious

While recently socializing on my front porch with a few neighbors the topic of the prodigal son parable that Jesus told came up. Four of us were long-time believers in Jesus Christ. One was raised in another faith, but curious about Christianity. As we shared our perspectives on the well-known parable, we each offered where we felt we could see ourselves, whether the rebellious younger brother, the legalistic older brother, or the loving Father. Of course we admitted though we...

Dropping the Like

Dropping the Like

“Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.”

You’ve probably heard it before. You and I were created in the image of God. That word image is interesting. It is the Hebrew word that’s pronounced “selem” which is the word Scripture uses for “idol.” In fact, the Greek Septuagint version uses the word “eikon” (icon). Humans are like an idol of God. In other words if you were going to create a “likeness” of God, it...

The Mitchells vs. The Machines

The Mitchells vs. The Machines

The Millennial and Gen Z generations do not trust you. That is what basically every poll conducted in the last five years has indicated. Forbes reports that the one of the most recent Deloitte Millennial Surveys indicated an over 20% drop in the trust these generations have in businesses and corporations. A recent Harvard Institute of Politics poll showed that the majority of the people in these generations are fearful about the future of our country. Barna found in 2019...

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