Beastmaster is on Amazon Prime

Beastmaster is on Amazon Prime

Modern Culture, Movies, Random Thoughts
So I am watching this movie again and I have a few thoughts: I watched this a whole bunch as a child. It must have been on HBO or something, but I know I watched it quite a few times Watching it again I can't believe I am not warped even more than I am from watching this thing. It is pretty dark. In the first 3 minutes a witch like sucks the baby out of a woman by magic and makes it go into the belly of a cow, and people keep watching this movie. How cool would it be to have the little ferret people as friends! I have to admit I probably cried the first time I saw one of them die (come to think of it,…
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Eternal Lives Matter

Eternal Lives Matter

Modern Culture, Spiritual Ideas
In the middle of this crazy political world I want to challenge you with these words. Eternal Lives Matter. If you are a Christian what should matter to you most is not who wins an argument or who is president or what laws are being passed or who is calling who what names. What should matter to you most is the fact that after this life there is an eternity and what matters most is telling people how they can have eternal life with Jesus. In Corinthians Paul says this: Although I am a free man and not anyone’s slave, I have made myself a slave to everyone, in order to win more people. 20 To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win Jews; to those under the law, like…
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Registering Your Religion

Registering Your Religion

Modern Culture
The State Department released their International Religious Freedom Report to document the state of religious freedom around the world. There is some pretty haunting stuff in there about abuses of governments because of religion. There are still countries where blasphemy can result in the death penalty and that is from official governments. When I look at the level of atrocities that happen around the world it me thankful for the freedoms we have here in America. But, as I have spoken before those freedoms are under attack, not just from people who oppose Christianity, but from Christians who would oppose other religions and try to use government intervention to accomplish their purposes. Probably the scariest quote for me from the report is this quote about registration: [quote]Around the world, governments continued…
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Then it’s on me too.

Then it’s on me too.

Modern Culture
There is this place in the movie Rounders where Worm is in lots of debt so Mike goes with him to talk to the guy who loaned him the money. Before they go in Mike says "let me do the talking" and throughout most of the conversation things are going well. They have the dude (I think his name is Gramma or something like that) ready to give Worm some grace and then Gramma begins to goad Worm. He looks at Worm and tries to make him mad.  And you know what it works.  Worm can't handle the words and tries to start a fight. So Mike has to step in and stop Worm from getting beat up and eventually Mike has to vouch for Worm with the wonderful line…
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Talking to Kids about Politics

Talking to Kids about Politics

Family Ministry, Modern Culture
Engaging in the political discussion and taking advantage of our privileged to vote is important for Christians. We need to add our voice to the discussion and since as Christians we know God who is the ultimate answer to the problems we face as people and as a nation we should be involved in public life. But it is no secret that this year's political climate has gotten a bit...well...to put it bluntly, nasty. While this isn't a new thing, it is a new thing for me as a father. For the first time my son is listening to the news and I find myself needing to talk to him about what he is hearing and seeing. I have to admit I would rather have "the talk" than try to…
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