Look at us. Doubting. Unsure. Lukewarm. Embarrassed. What if it didn't have to be this way?
The monologue Balaam goes on in Numbers 24 is sweeping, poetic, fantastic - practically mythological. Hey, they do always say that the Bible is a book of fairy tales!
This movie is not like other movies. It was exhilarating and action-packed, sure. It had us on the edges of our seats, yes. But it's not the kind of movie you forget about in a day or two. This movie is relevant. It's current. It makes you think. And it's still not over.
Summary: High school math was torture for me. The fight for A's in Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry was like a life or death struggle. I remember one time finishing a quiz and literally feeling as if I were panting and sweating, crawling across a finish line after a harrowing mental workout. Hard as it was, though, … Continue reading The Wonderful World of Wrestling (Genesis 32)
Summary: A tyrannical nation forces its way into power, taking control over many peoples. For years, the ruled submit to the authority of the rulers. All of sudden, they've had enough. Rebellion, unrest, and warfare break out. Genesis 14 shows us that this narrative is nothing new - in fact, it's about as old as … Continue reading Laying Down His Life (Genesis 14)
Summary Doom. Filmmakers are obsessed with it. Apocalyptic movies delineating the many disasters that could bring about the end of the world abound. Some of them wax poetic - great acting and cinematography combine to send an absolute chill down your spine as you watch the worst possible event play out on a screen before … Continue reading A Storm Is Coming (Genesis 7)