The A-Team

June 20, 2010

if the plan was to make a great movie, it came together.

i love it when a plan comes together.

The A-Team rocks; it’s a must-see. it will be the most fun you have this summer at the movies.

the actors were great. the direction from Joe Carnahan was excellent. the attitude and vibe of the film was very cool. a few of the action sequences were a little over the top and unrealistic; if you want realistic don’t go to the movies.

see The A-Team.


Jesus Manifesto: Restoring the Supremacy and Sovereignty of Jesus Christ

June 2, 2010

Jesus: Jesus of Nazareth; the Christ; the Anointed one; “Yahweh delivers.” a man. a son. a brother; a friend; a teacher. God in human form. the Saviour of the world.

Manifesto: a public declaration of principles and intentions.

“…[Jesus] is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.” (Colossians 1:18, New International Version)

at times, the Church, along with a lot of Christians, has made the Gospel of Jesus Christ about so many things: concepts, ideas, theories, doctrines, methods, etc. at times, the Church, along with a lot of Christians, has made the Gospel of Jesus Christ into a political agenda. at times, the Church, along with a lot of Christians, has made the Gospel of Jesus Christ into an “us vs. them,” inclusive, private country club. at times, we’ve missed the point.

so here is Jesus Manifesto: Restoring the Supremacy and Sovereignty of Jesus Christ by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola. 

the book is excellent; well worth reading and studying.

it is a new and fresh Christology manifesto; a new and fresh Christological statement.

very early in the book the writers present their goal of presenting a “razor-sharp, cut-glass clarity of the Lord Jesus Christ…” (Pg. xiii). they succeed. Jesus Manifesto presents Jesus Christ, our sovereign and supreme Lord and Saviour, our teacher and leader, our brother and friend.

“i’m just trying to say the way school need teachers, the way Kathie Lee needed Regis, that’s the way i need Jesus.”

*Full Disclosure: I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson through “Book Sneeze.” They give free books to bloggers for honest reviews.*

I want free books!!!

June 1, 2010

a friend of mine named Derek Ouellette has a blog called Covenant of Love.

the link is over there. —> —> —>

he writes about elements of Christian faith and thought, books he’s read, culture, and many other topics.

Derek is also a great guy. example: he gives away free books.

this post is a plug to let you know about the giveaway.

now, i have a confession to make; i’m not letting you know about the giveaway simply so you can enter too. that’d be more people. which would mean less a chance i will win. no, i’m letting you know about it to get my name in the hat more.

i want free books.

underhanded? no, i’m being honest.

shameless? maybe.

cheap? yes.

whether you want free books or not, you do not want free books (using the force), read Covenant of Love.