A Time for Review.

Does anyone remember the movie, 2010, The Year We Make Contact?  The original flick, 2001, came out the year before I was born but I remember seeing it when I was in kindergarten.  I think I was a freshman in High School when 2010 came out.  Well 2010 is just around the corner and we haven’t reached Jupiter yet or encountered any black Monoliths on the moon.  At least I don’t think NASA is holding out on us.  But we are indeed on the verge of a new year and I’m looking forward to what God has in store for us as the Kingdom of Heaven plays out in our lives. (more…)

Oh for a Kingdom!

I recently watched the second half of Return of the King with my kids and enjoyed every minute of it.  I love that movie and really anything from Tolkien and CS Lewis.  I’ll be honest; I can even be somewhat of a cry baby at times when it comes to this kind of genre.  Once I even held back the tears when I saw The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe in the theater back in Nor. Cal.  The whole imagery of Aslan representing Jesus and going to the Stone Table for Edmond just floored me because I knew the deeper meaning of what was going on.  So it is with the rest of Lewis’ writing and that of the Lord of the Rings.  Yes, it’s all fiction, but it conveys something deep, something that each of us secretly cries out for way down in the catacombs of our inmost being.  (more…)