Archive for April, 2010
I recently read through the account of David and Goliath in 1 Samuel 17. I’ve read this account a number of times over the years, but this time I decided to camp on it a while and spend more time with it because I felt there must be something more to draw from this story than David throwing rocks at a big bully. For me, the account of David and Goliath has always been one of those Old Testament stories that I’ve rushed through without really giving it a second glance. I guess I’ve viewed it as an end in itself. I’ve always considered it a story that showcases David’s faith and trust in God to deliver him and Israel from the pagan Philistine army, and it is that.
We hear David make incredible statements like, “You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.” and our own faith gets stirred up and we want to go out into our world and start Read the rest of this entry »
We went to see The Book of Eli today. I liked it. And no, I don’t think The Book of Eli is a book of the Bible. If you can make it past the gore of the first part of the movie, it gets very good. I don’t want to give away the movie in case you’re still planning to see it, but I can tell you that the story revolves around a man named Eli (Denzel Washington) who has one of the last copies of the Bible (if not the last copy), following a global disaster and he is tasked with Read the rest of this entry »
I took my daughter to see Clash of the Titans in 3D today. It was a good movie and I always love hanging out with my kids. I thought the movie was entertaining and I enjoyed it. I always find movies about Greek gods a little humorous because the gods of Greek mythology seem more like a support group of frustrated old men and women who are grumpy all the time because they can’t quite get their way. Would you agree? The problem is that Greek deities aren’t sovereign; they’re only mostly sovereign and as a result, their mostly-sovereign will is never carried out completely so they’re continually frustrated and Read the rest of this entry »