Why I Won’t Watch “Noah”

NoahI watched the trailer for the new film, Noah, eagerly anticipating what had the potential of being a monumental epic telling of one of the most fascinating events in the history of the world.

I mean, the promise of a worldwide flood. A man taking 50-75 years to build a seaworthy vessel large enough to hold male and female varieties of every kind of animal (and even more sacrificial animals). Noah, the animals, and Noah’s family entering the ark. 40 days and nights of rain. One year on the ark. Total annihilation of life outside the ark.

Why stray from that? Continue reading “Why I Won’t Watch “Noah””

Cheers and Jeers are Coming

I know, I know. I said I was gonna post my thoughts about the crowds that cheered and jeered Christ. I have it drafted, and I’ll still post it. Just gotta work out some of the kinks. Got some other things in the hopper that I wanna post first.

Happy Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day. I am grateful for the sacrifices made by those who currently serve, and especially for those who valiantly gave their lives for the freedoms we all enjoy every day.

Let us all take a moment today to pray for the men and women in our Armed Forces. May God continue to bless our country, and may her leaders honor Him as they lead.

Paper or Plastic? Permanent or Temporary?

I read an interview in the UK Telegraph with Jonathan Frazen, author of Freedom. (This post is not an endorsement or rejection of Frazen or his work. I don’t know anything more about Mr. Frazen than what was written in this article.)

In it, he espoused the physical printed book and eschewed ebooks and digital media. When referencing consumers’ need for the latest technology, he said…

The technology I like is the American paperback edition of Freedom. I can spill water on it and it would still work! So it’s pretty good technology. And what’s more, it will work great ten years from now… I think, for serious readers, a sense of permanence has always been a part of the experience. Everything else in your life is fluid, but here is this text that doesn’t change.

He goes on to speak of books as “permanent” and “unalterable.” Those were the words that caught my attention. Continue reading “Paper or Plastic? Permanent or Temporary?”

Top 5 Posts of 2011

Starting tomorrow, I will be re-posting the top five posts of 2011 – one per day until the New Year. There may be some other posts in between, but I thought it would be nice to look over the past year and see what resonated with you NoCamo readers.

Enjoy!

What I’m Reading During Thanksgiving

I’m taking the opportunity of the Thanksgiving holiday to catch up on some reading. Besides my ESV, here’s what I’m working through…

  1. The Well by Mark Hall – I wrote a review of Mark’s first book, Your Own Jesus, a while back. This book is just as well-written and convicting.
  2. The History of Hell – I saw a recommendation from Pastor Mark Driscoll for this PDF book by Christian History Magazine, so I’ve uploaded it to my Kindle and am giving it a shot.
  3. Google Reader – Keeping up with my blog reading.

What are you reading during Thanksgiving week?

Thankful

Hey #NoCamo readers…

Just wanted to drop a quick note to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. God has been teaching me lately about being content with what He provides. I have been captivated with appreciation for the little things, and am so glad that God has been opening my eyes in this way.

May God bless you all. Consider the things that God provides -even the “little” things- and let us all grow in our appreciation and love for the God of all comfort.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. -2 Corinthians 1:3–5

Jon

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