winter shaker

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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. 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
  2. Canada has lost one of its best storytellers.
  3. I see the Twin Peaks influence. I'm especially of reminded of it because M├Ądchen 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.
  4. It's a good time to read William Stringfellow's An Ethic For Christians & Other Aliens In A Strange Land.
  5. Yeah, but what about the Ewok Movies?
  6. This deleted scene appeared in my feeds. It's another nod to the comparisons between A New Hope and The Force Awakens. Two cantinas, two dismembered alien arms.
  7. Regarding the dilemma of whether or not to "apostatize" and trample, a friend of mine pointed out John 12:43-44 to me: 42 Nevertheless many, even of the authorities, believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they did not confess it, for fear that they would be put out of the synagogue; 43 for they loved human glory more than the glory that comes from God. As my friend pointed out, the Pharisees (as always!) are portrayed in a fairly negative light, but at the same time the text doesn't explicitly deny or question their faith.
  8. Woody Harrelson joins the cast
  9. I admit to only knowing about him through reading Watership Down. I fear his passing will be neglected with Carrie Fisher's tragic death. This last week of 2016 has been hard (not to mention the passing of Leonard Cohen and Thomas Oden, at least for me two personally significant figures).
  10. Good point, I don't think it did. That seems odd.
  11. I actually did that this year. I preferred Silence. Russell does an excellent job at describing alien culture (the hierarchy, linguistics, etc...) but she's poor at painting a visual picture of the Rakhat world (unlike C.S. Lewis and his wonderful descriptions of Malacandra and Perelandra). But I also thought Russell's "God" was more-or-less a generic modern Western God and not the God of Christianity. The Jesuits don't seem to meditate on things you'd expect missionaries to reflect on, like if the Rakhat are "fallen."
  12. I thought so too. Also, speaking of resemblances, Alistair Petrie (General Draven) looks a helluva lot like Kelsey Grammer. I saw it again last night. I think I did indeed see Biggs, though he's only on screen for a second.
  13. I hadn't read that. I was pretty good about avoiding spoilers for this one. Apparently appearance was announced months ago but I didn't know about it until the eve of my viewing Rogue One.
  14. Maybe Dr. Evazan had the death sentence in the Jehda system and had to get off-planet fast? Saw it late last night at 10 pm. The theatre was surprisingly empty, only about 8-10% filled. I had gone in thinking I would like Rogue One more than The Force Awakens but I was disappointed.