Saturday, August 29, 2009

like special effects?

... down the memory lane of cinematic magic in five minutes, 6 seconds:

Friday, August 28, 2009

a hard-hitting interview

three-and-a-half-year-old sensemaking...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

going it alone? you're not built for it.

We just watched a movie called "The Soloist."  Aside from me highly recommending the movie, ... if you happen to rent it, I urge you to check out the DVD extras.  In particular, take a look at the short clip called "Beth's Story."  (also above)

As I write this, my family and friends are happily inviting young Riley into the world.  But this movie reminded me of all the people out there so desperately needing to experience Love Winning.  

There are lots of ways to do that.  

Just ask and listen.  

But if you're stumped, Faces Without Places is a local organization that would be a good starting place.

Monday, August 17, 2009

my first movie!

... how did we do?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Contagious Grace

I've recently been listening to a book (yup, have stooped to such, ... but it's better than listening to talk radio, right?) titled "The Irresistible Revolution" by Shane Claiborne, and it is pretty interesting. Shane does a really good job painting the picture of God's Kingdom as was originally articulated by Jesus. And as I'm listening to the parts about radical love, ... about when affronted by wrong, one should turn the other cheek and show radical grace, ... I'm being challenged to rethink how I react to other people.

I mean, what would happen world-over if we just started to see even our enemies as sons and daughters of Our God? What if we began to see those that do wrong as Jesus sees them? What if we could show uncanny grace in those times when our worldly intellect and temper screams out for justice and retribution?

Would it be contagious? Could there be an infection of grace that would be passed from one being to the next, ... all eventually becoming ravaged by Viral Love?

What would the world do to stop the outbreak?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009