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    Nangi Namaj Perez

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  • Favorite movies
    Starcrash Star Wars Serenity Planet of the Apes Fantastic Planet Light Years/Gandahar
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    Bill Mallonee & the Vigilantes of Love Mark Heard 16 Horsepower/Woven Hand The Violet Burning Cush Switchfoot Luxury Charlie Peacock Pierce Pettis
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    C.S. Lewis G.K. Chesterton Frederick Buechner
  1. The Disaster Artist

    Trailer #2
  2. Star Wars: Episode IX

  3. Star Trek: Discovery

    New trailer from Comic-Con.

    That what - excuse me - a damn fine premiere. My favourite moments were I watched Twin Peaks for the first time only about 4-5 years ago so it does feel nostalgic in some sense, but not nearly as nostalgic for those who watched it when it first appeared in 1990 (I was born that year, but before it premiered) or for those who perhaps watched it while in high school and who could connect with characters like James, Donna, Laura, Bobby, etc...in fact, since I didn't rewatch the original two seasons I had trouble remembering who was a returning character and who was new (e.g. Bobby).

    Genuinely curious (and genuinely lazy) - does anyone know if some of the major actors from the original series who are not set to reprise their roles have commented on the revival? I'm thinking of folks like Richard Beymer (79!), Michael Ontkean, Michael J. Anderson (though I see now Anderson apparently made some serious accusations against David Lynch?), etc...
  6. Marvel's Netflix Shows

    I hope The Defenders turns out to be good - Luke Cage and Iron Fist were both rather disappointing.
  7. 2017 Reading Journals

    How was that one?
  8. What we're reading

    Not so much what I'm reading but this was my recent Powell's haul.
  9. Rectify

    I finished watching this half a week ago and really enjoyed it, although the last season felt very different from the previous three. Even though I didn't like it as much, it contained a couple of my favourite scenes - the one where Daniel, after being called out by his group home roommates for not being social, joins them as they play cards. When they ask if he wants to play too he says he will just observe but then the roommates share a knowing exchange and encourage him to play cards with them. The second scene is
  10. Logan (aka Wolverine 3)

    Just got back from watching this. Really enjoyed it - a fitting end to Hugh Jackman's role as Wolverine.
  11. The Matrix... 4?

    The Matrix: Rebooted.
  12. Riverdale

    Given that the role I always associate Mädchen E. Amick with is Shelly Johnson on Twin Peaks, it's kind of weird now seeing her play a mother on Riverdale, another teenage mystery-drama set in a small town.
  13. 2017 Reading Journals

    January Lila - Marilynne Robinson, 4/5 Waiting on the Word - Malcolm Guite, 3/5 The Glory of Preaching: Participating in God's Transformation of the World - Darrell W. Johnson, 5/5 Whatever Happened to Worship?: A Call to True Worship - A.W. Tozer, 2/5 Understanding Jacques Ellul - Jeffrey Greenman et al., 4/5 Murder in the Cathedral - T.S. Eliot, 2/5 The Givenness of Things: Essays - Marilynne Robinson, 3.5/5 Pastoral Theology: Essentials for Ministry - Thomas C. Oden, 5/5 February An Ethic for Christians and Other Aliens in a Strange Land - William Stringfellow,3.5/5 When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God - T.M. Luhrmann, 4/5 Ninety-Nine Stories of God - Joy Williams, 1.5/5 Bill Bright and Campus Crusade for Christ: The Renewal of Evangelicalism in Postwar America - John G. Turner, 5/5 Preaching to a Post-Everything World: Crafting Biblical Sermons that Connect to Our Culture - Zack Eswine, 4/5 Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism - Timothy Keller, 4/5 Who Killed Canadian History? - J.L. Granatstein, 4/5 March On Human Nature - Roger Scruton, 3/5 Finding Peace - Jean Vanier, 3/5 The Secular Northwest: Religion and Irreligion in Everyday Postwar Life - Tina Block, 4/5 Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2/5 Holy the Firm - Annie Dillard, 2/5 The Jesus People Movement: A Story of Spiritual Revolution Among the Hippies - Richard Bustraan, 3/5 City of Love and Revolution: Vancouver in the Sixties - Lawrence Aronsen, 3.5/5 The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation - Rod Dreher, 4/5 The Doctrine of Repentance - Thomas Watson, 4/5 That New-Time Religion: The Jesus Revival in America - Erling Jorstad, 3/5 April Jesus People - Duane Pederson, 2/5 The Shepherding Movement: Controversy and Charismatic Ecclesiology - S. David Moore, 3.5/5 A Tale of Three Kings: A Study in Brokenness - Gene Edwards, 2/5 Martin Luther: Visionary Reformer - Scott H. Hendrix, 4/5 The New Asceticism: Sexuality, Gender, and the Quest for God - Sarah Coakley, 2/5 Christianity and the Crisis of Cultures - Pope Benedict XVI, 4/5 Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Issue in a Changing Culture - Mark A. Yarhouse, 3.5/5 Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right - Arlie Russell Hochschild, 4/5 The Triumph of the Therapeutic: Use of Faith After Freud - Philip Rieff, 3/5 Submission - Michel Houellebecq, 5/5 May On the Song of Songs I - Bernard of Clairvaux, 3/5 Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works - James K.A. Smith, 4/5 That Night - Alice McDermott, 4/5 Biblical Authority After Babel: Retrieving the Solas in the Spirit of Mere Protestant Christianity - Kevin J. Vanhoozer, 4/5 Confessions and Catechisms of the Reformation - Mark Noll, ed., 2/5 Discerning the Body: Searching For Jesus in the World - Jason Byassee, 4.25/5 Reformation and the Culture of Persuasion - Andrew Pettegree, 4/5 Inventing Authority: The Use of the Church Fathers in Reformation Debates Over the Eucharist - Esther Chung-Kim, 3/5 A Long Faithfulness: The Case for Christian Perseverance - Scot McKnight, 4/5 June The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien, 5/5 Loves Me, Loves Me Not: The Ethics of Unrequited Love - Laura Smit, 5/5 July The Change of Conversion and the Origin of Christendom - Alan Kreider, 5/5 The Essex Serpent - Sarah Perry, 5/5 Lament for a Son - Nicholas Wolterstorff, 5.5 Making All Things New: An Invitation to the Spiritual Life - Henri Nouwen, 4/5 The Crucifixion of Ministry: Surrendering Our Ambitions to the Service of Christ - Alan Purves, 2/5 Who Is Jesus? - Darrell Johnson, 4/5 The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society - Brad Gregory, 5/5 August Accompany Them With Singing: The Christian Funeral - Thomas G. Long, 3/5 War Against the Idols: The Reformation of Worship from Erasmus to Calvin - Carlos M.N. Eire, 4/5 Pious and Secular America - Reinhold Niebuhr, 2/5 The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict - William T. Cavanaugh, 5/5 Open Secrets: A Memoir of Faith and Discovery - Richard Lischer, 5/5 Jesus and the Disinherited - Howard Thurman, 2/5 Twentieth Century Catholic Theologians: From Neoscholasticism to Nuptial Mysticism - Fergus Kerr, 4/5 The Scandal of the Incarnation - Irenaeus/ed. by Hans Urs Von Balthasar, 4/5 The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics - Mark Lilla, 4/5 Lion Country - Frederick Buechner, 2.5/5 Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction - Jens Zimmermann, 4/5
  14. RIP Stuart McLean

    Canada has lost one of its best storytellers.
  15. Riverdale

    I see the Twin Peaks influence. I'm especially of reminded of it because Mädchen Amick play's Betty's mother and the role I personally always associate her with his Shelly Johnson. In fact in the second episode, there's a scene that shifts from Betty and her mother to Veronica's mother working in a diner as a waitress in one of those retro waitress outfits. This is true and disappointing. Unnecessary and exploitative.