Sundance Pick: Another Earth

When writers Brit Marling and Mike Cahill began working on ideas for a screenplay, they started with a simple question, what would it be like to meet yourself?  They But while the idea was intriguing, it wasn’t enough to build a film.  They pushed further:  What is the one thing that you would want from that encounter with your other self?  They answer they came up with is perhaps the hardest thing:  Forgiveness.

Although categorized as science fiction, Another Earth refrains from excessive special effects or plot lines that test one’s tolerance of the fantastic.  Instead, it is the simple story of a young girl who has to face the consequences of a devastatingly simple mistake.  Continue reading “Sundance Pick: Another Earth”

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Questions from NYC ala Brehm Center

You may remember a few months ago I posted some questions for your consideration.  This week, as we went around the group to introduce ourselves to one another, I couldn’t help but really stand on that leg for a moment.  I want to know what the questions are, specifically for people who are in my position, or positions similar to mine.  What are we dealing with?  Struggling with? What have we learned the hard way, and what were we graced to know without having to pay a costly price to learn? Continue reading “Questions from NYC ala Brehm Center”

For your consideration

An interesting video I stumbled across this morning.  Perhaps even an interesting lead-in for the discussion we’ll be having today in my Theology and Culture class about Body.

http://www.youtbe.com/v/zl6hNj1uOkY&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0x5d1719&color2=0xcd311b

For Your Consideration

Do you know about the awesome band Mutemath?  If you don’t you really need to check them out, they have a seriously cross geneational/demographic/creed/culture kind of sound.  If you do know them, I am sure that I don’t have to urge you to listen to these two videos at all.  In fact you probably didn’t read this far before you hit play.

it’s not About Me, at least not entirely

I started this blog a couple of years ago because I would go to a Bible study, or read a book or a devotional, and have some kind of interesting thought or even a revelation about God, or faith, or living as a Christian. I would go home to my empty house and want to tell someone about it, but I lived alone.

Eventually the thought occurred to me to try to write those things out, and even to post them on a blog. But, I didn’t really tell anyone about it. And while you’re scratching your head, wondering how blogging to no one is different than talking to myself as I stand over the kitchen sink eating my dinner, I’ll tell you that it is pretty much the same. And really different.

Writing these things out helped me solidify what would have otherwise been fleeting ideas and revelations. I’ve learned from the process; and I think that is evident in the writing to anyone who’s daring enough to sift through this blog’s history.

The point never was to make myself out to be an authority on Christianity. I am neither a dead English apologist, nor a perky blond Texan. This is just me, trying to figure a thing or two out; which may or may not be helpful or interesting to those who happen to wander onto this site.   While I think some of my older posts may have a tone that comes off like I know something that you need to know too, that was never my attitude nor perspective.  Hopefully my tone is more genuine these days.

What you can expect to see from here on out is more of the things that I learn, the things I discover, and the things that interest or even excite me. The occasional video, or image should be expected.  You may even see that the posts become more and more broad, and more loosely related to one another.  That’s because I’m learning about God in a whole bunch of different ways, some of them more subtle than others.

What you can expect not to see here are posts about my knitting club, my love for cats or videos of my children.  Not that those things don’t make great blogs, but none of them are applicable to my life.  So you may or may not get to know me better.  But I don’t feel like that’s the point of this blog, anyway.  It’s why I never did the obligatory ‘About Me’ post, so common on blogger.

Move over, Britney

There’s a new queen of the highschool hallway, and she facinates me more than you ever will, Miss Spears.  If you haven’t discovered Zooey Deschanel’s foray into the music world, start now.  I was so entranced with this video, I watched it three times in a row. And don’t miss the fact that she has her shirt buttoned up to the chin.

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