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The latest Rockumentary from the David Crowder Band:
This weekend has been great. Molly and I went out to a steak dinner last night. Today we enjoyed the quiet around the house. Over the past two days, we have watched Return of the Jedi. And in honor of such a great weekend, I thought I’d share one of my favorite YouTube treasures, featuring Admiral Ackbar.
“It’s a Trap!”
Hey friends, the people at Compassion International and Flannel have teamed up to produce Corner, a new NOOMA video. You can check it out here. I’m a Compassion advocate and have watched the NOOMA short films with interest. They are a helpful springboard for theological discussion, speaking powerfully with clever juxtapositions, engaging contextualization, and helpful biblical insights. There are pieces that are immensely helpful, and others that can be critically explored.
Check out the video, find conversation partners, and, if you haven’t already, consider supporting a Compassion kid.
Bill Maher’s “Religulous” is set to release this coming October. The host of “Real Time” ridicules every major religious faith, according to this article from FoxNews. According to this column, Maher seeks to make the point that, “that the world would be a better place without any religions, that wars would be eliminated and there would be universal understanding.”
Feel free to check out the trailer to the film here, and visit Maher’s parody site set up to complement the film, Disbeliefnet.com by clicking the link. I’m not sure if I’m up for seeing this film as of yet. I’m sure Maher has found plenty of fodder across the religious spectrum which makes for easy jokes. I mean, as a Christian I can’t help but laugh at us sometimes.
I’m sure Maher’s film will appeal to a broad swath of cynics and skeptics who already concur with Maher’s viewpoint, and who are already extremely familiar with tired lines of argumentation as to why religion is bad and how secular humanism would clearly lead us to the utopia that we’ve longed after for all of human history. I don’t expect his film to make a killing, or a dent, in public discourse–at least not for the better.
This weekend I took the time to watch the 2003 film, Luther. It was much better than I had anticipated. During my undergraduate studies I read Roland Bainton’s Here I Stand as part of a church history course, have revisited that work since then, have read other items from this period in the past few years, and had a classmate at KU who focused on Luther for a course called, “Theories of Religious Experience.”
I’ll pass along the recommendation. If you haven’t seen this film and have an interest in church history, check it out.