Monday, April 13, 2009

I am so lazy.

I haven't written anything serious for a while because I am lazy. I will continue my several ongoing series soon though. 

On another note I recently started using Oswald Chambers classic devotional My Utmost for His Highest. Many of you have probably been exposed to it as some time or other but I had not. I had heard it mentioned briefly once or twice. But one day I felt strongly inclined to buy it. Maybe it was just because the edition was small with nice leather binding. But its been a month and God is using it to change my life. It is an easy way to be in God's word daily and also receive basic yet profound spiritual instruction. 

Another thing that I have added to my daily devotions are the Three Forms of Unity as well as the Apostles, Nicene, and so called Athanasian Creeds. Too much of the time Evangelicalism is characterized by a lack of form. Brothers and sisters do not be scared of OUR history. To be Christian is to be part of an ancient as well as recent community. Nothing should hold our affections the way Christ and His scriptures do but our siblings through all ages can be an active part of our lives today, through their legacies and teachings.

One of my favorite movie quotes of all time is from The Last Samurai: "I belong to the warrior in whom the old ways have joined the new." This is the essence of being Evangelical. This is the essence of being Christian. Christ is at the center of the meeting of the Old and New Covenants. Don't have historical Amnesia.  

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Greatest Homosexual Movie Ever

To kick off my proposed series on homosexual cinema I have decided to name what I think is the most progressive landmark film ever made about homosexuals, and this was years before two cowboys kissed.

And the winner is: 

TOP GUN (1986)

Long thought to be a movie about fighter pilots Quentin Tarantino has pioneered new research to discover that the true meaning of this film is actually closer to "gender ambiguity conquering dictatorship communism" as one USC film professor has said. The more recent 300 by Zack Snyder has  a similar meaning.

I think the volley ball scene and the numerous shower scenes are probably proof enough. Second place should probably go to either Troy or 300. Is there really any justifiable heterosexual reason to unrobe Brad Pitt and Gerard Butler so much? And you thought these were "traditional" man movies.
Seriously watch these movies again and try not to think about the obvious homosexual subtexts. And while you're at it look at a calender. April what?