July 3, 2003 Miss Mary had it right...
July 3, 2003 More on Mel's PassionFrom Relevantmagazine.com- A rough cut of Mel Gibson's upcoming film on the life of Jesus, The Passion, was recently shown to a group from Focus on the Family, and it turns out the film isn't what early critics made it out to be. For one, it has subtitles. ³I donıt know if Mel was ever serious about not having any subtitles,² one attendee told MSNBC.com. ³If he was, he has moved beyond that now. The version I saw actually had too many subtitles. We donıt need distracting translations flashing on the screen when the Roman soldiers are saying obvious things like, Hey, you, move!ı Mel noted that they were going to eliminate some of the subtitles in future edits." It also turns out that the film isn't anti-Semitic. "The Passionı is a stunning work of art,² another viewer said. ³It is a devout act of worship from Mel and his collaborators in the way that Handelıs Messiahı and Notre Dame were artistic acts of worship in previous times. Letıs get the controversy out of the way right at the top. The film is faithful to the Gospel, particularly St. John. It is no more anti-Semitic than is the Gospel² ...
July 2, 2003 Just Can't' help that bloggin...
Thought I would be taking a loinger break but it was not to be. Still expect a light offering this week.
This reaffirms the notion I have been hearing in my
head that corporate Christian experience is about much more than a Sunday
worship service or a cell group meeting. We gave our home to Christ to
use any way he wants five years ago yet I don't see this sort of abandonemtn
happening in our lives and it strikes me to the core. So as an act of
repentance I must open myself up to an intentionality (not a strategy)
that sees fruit like this happen.
I don't think this means I need to turn the house into a homeless shelter- there are facilities like that in the community. But I do need to think in terms of our home becoming a spiritual homeless shelter. That is what the church is caklled to be and it ain't happenin' in the big buildings all around the metro east.
June 30, 2003 Bloggus Interruptus
Got my Harry Potter volume 5 and now can get to deconstructing it...
From the personal weblog of Anthony Foster @http://anthonyfoster.com/blog/