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  1. Everyday Theology Vanhoozer presents a model for reading and interpreting culture (the meaning of which is not always easily defined, though I like his definition). Vanhoozer wants us to not only understand the intentions of authors, movie makers and the like, his goal for us is to also understand the text, as well as everything "in front of" and "behind" the text (context) in which the text exists. One reviewer says that Vanhoozer, "...imports too much lingusitic terminology for everyday readers (locutionary, perlocutionary, illocutionary) to communicate his framework..." However, Vanhoozer does his best to explain what these mean and does as good a job as a scholar can do to make them accessible to the general reader. The rest of the book is Vanhoozer's model applied, but I haven't gotten that far yet. However, Vanhoozer's first chapter is definitely worth the read in itself which has uncovered and helped me get beyond some of my own envy, jealousy and anger towards culture (seriously, I didn't know I could be like this!), which at times tends to be way too narrow. In other words, let's get past our feelings and look for truth.
  2. Greg Boyd has some interesting thoughts on the movie here.
  3. Lord Save Us From Your Followers
  4. Read a little bit of this today. Craig Gay teaches at Regent. So far so good. Interestingly, Gay spoke about how we value everything according to the "monetary unit" such that this does not reflect and may actually obscure the real intrinsic value of the thing itself. Cash Values: Money and the Erosion of Meaning in Today's Society A Matrix of Meanings: Finding God in Pop Culture Fundamentalism Barth, Derrida and the Language of Theology
  5. Oooo....ahhh...ouch....
  6. Sorry to see this legend go. One of my favs.
  7. BBBCanada

    Horton Hears a Who

    A bunny with chocolate chip cookies. BUH-WAAA-HAHAHAHAHA...I love this movie.
  8. Kyle, Sorry, I didn't see your post as I have not "enable email notification of replies." I just checked online whether that book was at the university library and they have it. I'll have to take a gander. Also, it looks as if D.A. Carson has a new book coming out in May: Christ and Culture Revisited
  9. Yeah. He had an album titled "See the Light" with a song of the same name on it.
  10. Story here. Some of you may remember him playing in a band in the 1989 movie "RoadHouse."
  11. Trunk Monkey. Four of my favs.
  12. Randy Stonehill's thoughts on Larry Norman.
  13. Larry came to a high school here one weekend back in '85-'86. Someone gave him a Coke on stage, he turned around and looked at his son and said, "Coke? We don't do coke!" I still smile when I think about it.
  14. $367 million is expected to be spent on pets for Valentine's Day this year.
  15. BBBCanada

    27 Dresses

    Saw this tonight. Agreeing with some of the reviews I've read, there doesn't seem to be anything original in this. Judy Greer made me laugh. Katherine Heigl and James Marsden really didn't seem all that believeable as far as chemistry goes and all the actors seem to uninteresting and saying their lines by rote. The one thing I did find interesting about the movie was how I interpreted the dresses she kept in her closet. They seem to stand for different stages in Jane's life--some positive, some negative
  16. Got three books in the mail over the last week and a half. Christian Apologetics in the Postmodern World What Would Jesus Deconstruct: The Good News of Postmodernism for the Church Sexuality and the Christian Body I'm looking forward to this last book as Rogers argues for "marriagelike homosexual relationships." It's suppose to be one of the best treatment coming from neither the traditional liberal or conservative angles that we usually hear.
  17. Right, exactly. Let's start the party before...oops...the beer buyers and the owners of the condo are a no show not to mention at 65 000 hits per hour, who can get on to download? Dan Buck said: Right, exactly. But the thing is, in many cases you still have to buy the CD. My daughter goes through Limewire, downloads them to the computer and then drags them to her iTunes/iPod catalogue. She says her and all of her friends buy squat. Those are mp3s NOT iPod versions which have a lot better bitrate. So if Apple allows for mp3s (which they do) to be play on your iPod, what is the problem with making QTrax iPod compatible??? Seems whacked to me.
  18. Oooo...I didn't know we had some country music lovers here. We should name this, "The Country Music Thread." Love Vince Gill's stuff and Little Big Town too especially, "Bones." Bones What goes around comes around Feel it breathin' down heavy on you You made that bed you're layin' on Deeds that you have done Now you can't undo You've got bones in your closet You've got ghosts in your town Ain't no doubt, dear, They're gonna come out They're waiting for the sun to go down You can't hide from your demons Feel them all lurking around You're runnin' scared cause You know they're out there They're waiting for the sun to go down It's a long and hard row to hoe When seeds that you sow Grow by the wicked moon Be sure your sins will find you out The past will hunt you down And return to tell on you You've got bones in your closet You've got ghosts in your town Ain't no doubt, dear, They're gonna come out They're waiting for the sun to go down You can't hide from your demons Feel them all lurking around You're runnin' scared cause You know they're out there They're waiting for the sun to go down Oh, it stands to reason Every dog will have his day Your day is leaving Better hold on tight Here comes the night You've got bones in your closet You've got ghosts in your town Ain't no doubt, dear, They're gonna come out They're waiting for the sun to go down (Waitin' for the sun to go down) You can't hide from your demons Feel them all lurking around (They've got ya runnin') You're runnin' scared cause You know they're out there They're waiting for the sun to go down They're waiting for the sun to go down Down What goes around comes around Feel it breathin' down heavy on you
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