You know that bit in the Bible where it talks about one or more footprints in the sand? Me neither. Contrary to the beliefs of some, it isn’t Scripture (So please don’t ask me to read it out at a funeral). I love what the Non-Adventures of Wonderella do with that poem here. I like to think that it’s the poem rather than Jesus that comes off badly. I love how it just gets more ridiculous with each panel.
When I first heard that there was a movie being made about Noah ( the guy with the big boat in Genesis) my thoughts were some what apathetic and dismissive. My past experiences with the Bible being adapted for either the big or small screen have left me unsatisfied. They seem to fall into one of two camps: really faithful but dull or thought-provoking and engaging but theologically suspect. Sure, that’s my opinion – there are some adaptations that are well loved but do nothing for me. I’m a visual guy and would love to be able to see God’s word on the screen – but it has to be worth the effort.
Then the trailer for Noah came out last week. And i moved from apathy to cautious optimism. Could this movie be worth seeing?
This is a game our youth group played last week. During our Bible time we were looking at the Book of Revelation and what will happen at the end of the world. We created this game to tie into that theme, as well as some post apocalypse scenarios.
Game: Post Apocalypse Survival
Number of players: 9+
Time: 15 minutes
Resources: Paper with printed items
Space: Hall or oval
In this episode of Pop Culture Christ Cam:
Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Lego Marvel Superheroes
Super Hero Wars Z
And the trailer for the new Russell Crowe movie – Noah! (Check it out here)
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P: Declan Shalvey
When I took my first steps as a comic fan back in the late 90s, Deadpool was one of my early “discoveries”. That book was like nothing else I had read at that point: witty, over-the-top crazy fun with a dark side lurking just beneath the surface. In the 15 years since, many creative teams have handled the Merc With A Mouth – some I’ve enjoyed, others have done nothing for me.
This current run is up there with my favourites. The first arc had Deadpool fighting zombie versions of American presidents. We’ve had retro issues, such as the 70s style team-up with the Heroes For Hire. And now this arc: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly.
A secret organisation has been abducting Deadpool, stealing his organs (he has a healing factor, so they keep growing back), and using them in illegal genetic experiments. The events of this arc nearly broke Deadpool. But as this panel shows, he ain’t easily broken.
While my initial introduction to Japanese superhero shows was Super Sentai, I soon discovered that the king of Tokusatsu is Kamen Rider. The karate bug-man on a motor cycle who fights for justice is on the same level as Superman when it comes to brand name recognition in Japan. First airing in 1973, Kamen Rider screened on TV in one shape or form until taking a break in 1989. Taking a break in the 90s, Kamen Rider returned with a bang in 2000 with Kamen Rider Kuuga. After the success of Kuuga, producers were left wondering how they were going to follow it up.
The answer was Kamen Rider Agito, a year long saga about an amnesiac hero fighting serial-killing monsters, the danger of emerging psychic powers, and the ultimate battle between good and evil. Only in Japan would you find a show this intense and dark and have it called a kids show.
Okay – pop quiz. Using only your eyes and the knowledge inside your head (no cheating by using Google), answer this question: who are these two characters? What are the superhero identities of these two action figures?
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