Archive for the ‘Media’ Category

A blending of Media, Music, & Politics

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Why 24 didn’t work in the mid-90’s

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

Commentary not necessary.

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Does Paul Potts like football?

Monday, January 7th, 2008

This summer during one of my sermons I shared this video about Paul Potts, the classical music phenomenon from the Britain’s got Talent television series. I don’t know if Paul likes football, but if anyone else stuck around through the entire BCS National Championship game tonight, Paul’s rendition of Time to Say Goodbye was played during the closing credits.

Pretty good for a mobile phone salesman from Wales.



“One Chance” (Paul Potts)

What’s wrong with this picture?

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Ham

Leave me your answer in the comments.

Dove Campaign continues…

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Another reason to love him…

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Anna at the Pumpkin Patch

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Tonight, we made our annual trip to the Pumpkin patch to pick out our family of pumpkins. We came home with one big mama pumpkin to carve and four little babies. Here’s some pics of our little girl @ the patch. .

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World Trade Center

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

I’m a little tired today because I stayed up late last night watching Oliver Stone’s, World Trade Center. I actually started watching the movie a few weeks ago, and never finished it. As you can imagine, it’s quite an intense film. I’ve now watched both of the first movies made about the 9/11 terrorist attack. About a month ago, on my day off, I watched United 93. When I heard about each of these films, I must admit that I was quite skeptical about their release. First, I felt like it might trivialize those terrible tragedies. Second, I was worried that they would be received as “political statements” that might polarize audiences. Just as an aside, I don’t mind films that make “political statements” but I really didn’t feel like that would be appropriate given the subject matter.

What I can say is that both films overwhelmed my expectations and to the best of the medium’s ability, captured the horrific moments surrounding September 11th. At the same time, they portrayed in a way that I did not think was possible, the excellence of humanity that was displaced in the midst of those tragedies. So, if you’ve been thinking about seeing the films, I’d strongly recommend both of them. They are not easy to watch. They will take you back to moments that you would probably rather forget, but they are a wonderful reminder of what we value the most; family, friends, and the life we share with them.

A great story…

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

I shared this video during my sermon this past weekend. Since I was preaching Sunday morning as well, I got to watch the video four times. Still amazing. If you’re interested in the sermon, check out our Saturday Night Podcast.