Our Christmas Production

So I am sitting here waiting for our choir practice to end so I can talk to someone and I am bored. The whole thing is really good (except for the fact that Mary and Joseph are real life brother and sister (but in Alabama that is considered a plus)).

Anyway, I forgot that I didn’t tell you about the Nativity Story. I took a group to see it last week. It was cool, if a little slow. I loved seeing how the people of the time lived. It really helped me to visualize what the houses looked like as well as the distance traveled by Mary and Joseph. They did a good job of showing the scandal of Mary being pregnant without turning it into an after school special.

Of course the theology of the movie seemed to come more from carols than just from the Bible, but it wasn’t anything that I would call egregious. All in all I would say that everyone should go to see it. I say go to see it because I think it will be boring on DVD. It needed the grandeur of the big screen to work for me.

But then again doesn’t every move? 

5 thoughts on “Our Christmas Production

  • December 14, 2006 at 5:36 AM

    Ahhh, the reference to the misspelling of "movie". I caught that the first time as well, but didn’t want to comment on it, for fear of another "but I have spent too much time trying to defend crap on this blog to trust that everyone else will get it" remark from the blogger.

    You’d think with all of Shane’s requests for donations to go toward various gadgets, toys, gizmos, and whatnot, he’d mention some type of spellchecking / proofreading device. Heck, I might even throw in a couple of bucks toward that. (You know we love ya, man.)

  • December 14, 2006 at 4:17 PM

    What would life be without good friends to point out all the small mistakes:) Too FUNY!

  • December 14, 2006 at 4:32 PM

    So quick to point out the typos that you didn’t even take time to notice the subtle nuisance of what I was trying to say. Isn’t that every movie looks better on the big screen. Anyone can make that argument. I was taking it up a notch and saying that it is every move, every action, everything looks better in the movies.
    It was actually a comment on our society and how hard it is to live up to the expectations set up in popular entertainment. I was trying to be existential. But all you could see was a typo. I pity you deeply. I will pray for your soul, but I am sure that even God has abandoned you. It is sad really. At night I weep.

  • December 14, 2006 at 5:25 PM

    Did you just say that you were trying to be a ‘subtle nuisance’? That’s obviously a typo…when were you ever subtle at anything?!?

    I shall now go weep for you and your soul as well.


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