winter shaker

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    Nangi Namaj Perez

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    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. 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
  2. Just got back from watching this. Really enjoyed it - a fitting end to Hugh Jackman's role as Wolverine.
  3. The Matrix: Rebooted.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. Canada has lost one of its best storytellers.
  7. 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.
  8. It's a good time to read William Stringfellow's An Ethic For Christians & Other Aliens In A Strange Land.
  9. Yeah, but what about the Ewok Movies?
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Woody Harrelson joins the cast
  13. 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).
  14. Good point, I don't think it did. That seems odd.
  15. 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."