Archive | February 2014

Webcomic Review: Adam4d.com

adam4dAdam4d.com is a Christian comic that has grabbed my attention over the last few months. And judging by my Facebook feed, I’m not the only one. Often laugh-out-loud funny (yes, I’m old and I will not be using the acronym, thank you) and very often insightful, Adam4d is a comic you should be checking out regularly. There are some strips that I have bookmarked for future use, because they’re just asking to be used in a sermon or Scripture class. The creator, Adam Ford, has a way of taking complex ideas and satire and reducing them to punchy sound bites and drawings that I admire. I read a lot of webcomics, but Adam4d.com is one that I know I’ll be a consistently better thinker and preacher after reading it (I’m trying hard to lay it on to thick here guys, but I really love this comic!).

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Welcome To Tumblr

Tumblr is probably my favourite social media place to hang out. I love checking out the creative works produced by people who are part of the same fandoms as me (Doctor Who, comic books and tokusatsu for instance) and following some of my favourite writers and actors. But let’s be honest, Tumblr can be pretty weird. I try and stay away from the “weird part” of Tumblr, but there are certain idiosyncracies about the joint that show up, especially when you’re not ready for it.

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Coming Soon: Left Behind

1798513_594595973940397_2139368986_nWhen I became a Christian in the late 90s, the Left Behind books were one of the biggest things happening in the Christian book market. The main concept behind it – that the rapture happened and all the Christians were taken up to heaven while everyone else was “left behind” on earth to deal with what happened next – was difficult for me to get my head around as a young Christian. The theology of the rapture was not something I’d encountered before and it wasn’t taught at my church. I never got far into the books and never saw the original Kirk Cameron movies (I’d hired the first one out once, but never got around to actually watching it). But later this year a new Left Behind movie will hit cinemas, this time starring Nicolas Cage. I’m going to assume that this is going to be a thing that Christians will want to pay attention to. There’s going to be media attention and people are going to be talking about the rapture.

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