Monthly Archives: August 2008

35 posts

Kings Saul and David in the Present and Beyond

I missed this when it was presented to Comic-Con and on Peter’s blog. Perhaps others have already noted it. But it certainly looks interesting enough to post here. Be sure to check Filmchat for all the details. Kings — a little bit biblical, a little bit sci-fi A few days late, this post, but better late than never, as they say. One of the many shows that had a panel at last week’s Comic-Con was […]

Tom Cruise and Aliens

I think you all will like this. From Rich’s Movie News Posted by rich on Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 For the life of me, I simply can’t grasp why Tom Cruise would be interested in adapting Sleeper, a comic-book about “an operative whose fusion with an alien artifact makes him impervious to pain.” In fact, I asked the actor as much and all he had to say was: “Get behind me, Thetan!“ HT: Peter Chattaway […]

Pastor, prophet, and darn good moderator

I cannot say that I am a huge fan of Rick Warren and while I am sympathetic with Jim West’s general uneasiness (and with Jim it is outright hostility) with any pastor who even appears to get involved with politics I have to admit that the Saddleback Civic Forum that Warren orchestrated has been excellent. Jim wrote before the forum: I’m in complete agreement with David Waters when he writes I’ve been trying to decide […]

Charlie Brown, what is the purpose of man?

That is the first question of the Westminster Shorter Catechism (that I had to study and reply to before I joined the Presbyterian church as a youth). Q. 1. What is the chief end of man? A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God,[1] and to enjoy him forever.[2] I am sure that you all are aware of Charles Schultz’s (1922-2000) personal Christian convictions and that it seeped into his Peanuts strip from time to […]

Going to the fair!

Growing up our family was very involved in the Montgomery Country (MD) Fair. Our folks still are active, but obviously my brother and I have moved and have little time to go and visit. Now that we are back in the area I have the chance to go! Since the girls all went to NYC to see the ballet today Mack and I are headed down to the fair for a boys day out. We […]

How would you define “honor”?

(Note the placement of the question mark in the title.) I am working on my triennual speech for the honors college medal ceremony and trying to be a little different while still presenting my basic theme that “honor” is fundamentally about knowing what is right and having the strength and courage to do it. The notion of honor is of course very broad and can be defined in many ways and I thought I would […]