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winter shaker

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    Nangi Namaj Perez

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    On my slow dark train...

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  • Favorite movies
    Starcrash Star Wars Serenity Planet of the Apes Fantastic Planet Light Years/Gandahar
  • Favorite music
    Bill Mallonee & the Vigilantes of Love Mark Heard 16 Horsepower/Woven Hand The Violet Burning Cush Switchfoot Luxury Charlie Peacock Pierce Pettis
  • Favorite creative writing
    C.S. Lewis G.K. Chesterton Frederick Buechner
  1. 2018 Reading Journals

    January Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel - Kate Bowler, 4.5/5 Good Taste, Bad Taste, and Christian Taste: Aesthetics in Religious Life - Frank Burch Brown, 4/5 Anarchy and Christianity - Jacques Ellul, 3/5 Animal Farm - George Orwell, 5/5 The Girl I Left Behind - Shusaku Endo, 4/5 Christian Mission: How Christianity Became a World Religion - Dana L. Robert, 5/5 The Missionary Movement in Christian History: Studies in the Transmission of Faith - Andrew F. Walls, 4/5 Awaiting the King: Reforming Public Theology - James K.A. Smith, 3.5/5 Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life - Rowan Williams, 4.5/5 To the Ends of the Earth: Pentecostalism and the Transformation of World Christianity - Allan Heaton Anderson, 5/5 Pentecostalism: The World Their Parish - David Martin, 4/5 Anglican Evangelical Identity: Yesterday and Today - J.I. Packer and N.T. Wright, 3/5
  2. Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

    Saw it last night. Some thoughts. I forget who it was who pointed it out in The Force Awakens thread, but again, John Williams does not contribute any signature score to this film. There is a lot of recovery and insertion of traditional Star Wars music into The Last Jedi, but nothing new. Every time Hux appeared on screen I sighed and whispered to myself, "I miss you, Tarkin."
  3. The Disaster Artist

    Trailer #3
  4. Fargo

    I just watched the first two seasons which were recently added to (Canadian) Netflix.
  5. New Stuff Worth Hearing

    I usually don't like lyric videos, but this new Derek Webb song is worth watching.
  6. Alice McDermott (my favourite living novelist) has a new novel out, The Ninth Hour, and I am excited to read it, though I do find a lot of her novels pretty much cover the same ground of mid-20th century Catholic families.
  7. The Disaster Artist

    Trailer #2
  8. Star Wars: Episode IX

  9. 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...
  12. Marvel's Netflix Shows

    I hope The Defenders turns out to be good - Luke Cage and Iron Fist were both rather disappointing.
  13. 2017 Reading Journals

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

    Not so much what I'm reading but this was my recent Powell's haul.
  15. 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