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Jun 2020

For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! – Romans 7:15, 24-25 The hardest thing a man has to live with…

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May 2020

Dear Lord, thank you for giving me the strength and the conviction to complete the task you entrusted to me. Thank you for guiding me straight and true through the many obstacles in my path. And for keeping me resolute when all around seemed lost. Thank you for your protection and your many signs along…

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May 2020

For the longest time I have been hesitant to revisit a show I invested 6 seasons in, over almost 6 years of my life. Hesitant because I just knew it wouldn’t live up to the bromance I had with it almost 10 years ago now. And now, thanks to the coronavirus, I am introducing it…

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May 2020

You and I are “they.” We are the “they” we were always warned about. The they who absorb both spiritual insights and pop minutia. The demographic who has memorized the names of the 12 tribes of Israel, as well as the six Brady children. We know the measurements of the tabernacle, and all the lyrics to We Didn’t…

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Mar 2019

This post has been a long time coming. Almost 9 years now this May. So why write it now? In part, because we are STILL talking about it, and in part because Robert chose to make it part of his sermon intro this past Sunday. What am I talking about? The series finale of Lost….

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Oct 2017

We accept the reality of the world with which we’re presented. It’s as simple as that. – Christof in The Truman Show Why do movies about escaping from an illusory universe, of recapturing the humanity of free will, seem to resonate with us so much? Truman Burbank lives in a world that revolves around him….

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Mar 2014

On Saturday night, March 29th, The Fourhundred will present a special Maker’s Series edition of Film and Theology with a screening of Nathan Clarke’s Wrestling for Jesus. This 2011 documentary follows Timothy Blackmon, a compelling and fractured man, driven to use his passion for wrestling to evangelize for Jesus. Throughout his struggles, we see a…

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Jan 2013

“Maybe it’s time we all stop trying to outsmart the truth and let it have its day…” In 2005, Director Christopher Nolan introduced us to the city of man, Gotham City. He focused on one of its residents, who longed to defy the corruption and sin he saw plaguing his city. This man would become…

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Sep 2012

Substitution. Love. Sacrifice. Courage. Themes not only found in the Gospel, but in Gary Ross’ adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games. In this modern retelling of Theseus and the Minotaur, we are introduced to characters like Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mallark, who at first glance seems to embody these qualities, yet their own self-interest…

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May 2012

Before you go see The Avengers this weekend, asks yourself what it means to not only be “born again” into a new singular identity, but what it means to become part of a family? What does it mean to come to love that family? What does it mean to understand that sense of mission and purpose, both to each other, and to the world?

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