Archive | June 2009

Jesus Doesn’t Offer Candy

SPHere’s a comic from Something Positive.

You should never accept candy from a stranger. However, Jesus isn’t a stranger. He is your creator. And he offers you something far better than candy.

Christian Dungeons and Dragons

pvp_logoDungeons and Dragons isn’t exactly popular amongst some Christians. The whole pagan gods and sorcery thing adds up to a double whamy of let’s-not-go-there. Others, as seen in this PVP strip, take a different approach to Christian gaming.

For the record: I’ve played D&D. I can see how it may be a stumbling block for some. I view it as a matter of freedom and choose to see it as engaging with fiction. But that’s a wisdom decision for the individual.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

transformers-revenge-of-the-fallen-poster-2Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

Rated M

Starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox

Evokes cherished childhood memory? Check

Balance of humour and over the top action? Check

Giant robots shooting each other? Check

I’m going to be controversial here. I loved this movie. So why does everyone else seem to hate it?

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Gamers Church

cad-logoSay someone wanted to start a new religion. Say they wanted to worship the gods of computer games, gathering together with their Nintendo DS’ and share in fellowship together. Now, say that some representatives of organised religion got upset and wanted them to stop. What would happen next? Ctrl+Alt+Del has been there, done that.

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The Gossip: Heavy Cross

The-Gossip-Heavy-Cross-472324It’s no secret that life in this world can be hard. Sometimes days, weeks, years can go past and you wonder to yourself “is this all worth it?” The world is so full of pain and hurt and suffering. There’s got to be a way out. There’s got to be a survival mechanism. There’s got to be a way to make this life bearable.

To stay on top of things is this world is impossible to do on your own. The pressure is too much. But maybe, just maybe, two people could do it. Maybe if I had someone with me, a boyfriend or girlfriend, whatever. Maybe love is the key to salvation. Maybe love will save the day. As it says in The Gossip’s song Heavy Cross, “It takes two. It’s up to me and you to prove it.” But will love really save the day?

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Year One (2009)

YR1_ADV_IT_1SHT_4Year One (2009)

Rated M

Starring Jack Black and Michael Cera

Are you:

  • Easily wound up about historical inaccuracies in film?
  • Wishing that Jack Black would retire his rock and roll ladies man character and do something different?
  • Someone who thinks poo jokes are not funny?
  • Against any attempts to use the Bible in comedy?

Do you fit into one or more of those categories? Then let me save you 2 hours of your life. Do not see Year One.

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Shortpacked and the Deadbeat Dad

robin06aShortpacked is a webcomic that quite often deals with Christianity and Christian pop culture. In a comic this week, we see one possible interpretation of the virgin birth. It’s pretty funny, but I’m glad it isn’t true. It would throw all kinds of things into chaos if Jesus wasn’t sent to earth on purpose. Instead he was promised from the start that he would come to deal with sin. You know you were expected when the entire creation was created for you and by you (Check out Colossians 1:16).

Still, pretty funny!