Roll Away the Stone (Easter/Earth Day sermon 140420)

How many of you are fond of drinking coffee?

How many have heard of “Doomsday Preppers”?

How many of you have heard of the book, “Saving Paradise”?   The subtitle of Saving Paradise is “How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire.” In the book, co-authors Rita Nakashima Brock and Rebecca Ann Parker write about their discovery that early Christians were focused on *this* world, rather than on securing a place ~read more~

Habibi

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Craig Thompson‘s Habibi makes a great gift–and buy one for yourself, too. The art is phenomenal; the story is achingly beautiful; the information might be transformational. The book’s blurb says, “At once contemporary and timeless, Habibi gives us a love story of astounding resonance: a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam, and, most potently, the magic of ~read more~

“Easy A” review

Easy A is a fun movie, with many liberal values on the surface, but it undermines its own message, IMHO. I had a great time watching it, and I would recommend it as a good starting point for conversations about teen-aged sex and morality. However, I assume that virtually all mainstream movies ultimately *support* the status quo, and “Easy A” is consistent with that belief.

Without many spoilers, the film appears to be pro-feminist, pro-gay, ~read more~