Local Man Discovers How To Be Holier Than Jesus

Independent Christian, Gill Bothard emerges from three-month-long private Bible study with new Holy-Spirit empowered insights into how to achieve holiness. "Not only do I know more about holiness than everyone I know and two thousand years' worth of Christians gone before me, I have learned secrets to holiness that even Jesus didn't know." Gill published … Continue reading Local Man Discovers How To Be Holier Than Jesus

The Guardians of Reputation

This is the fourth post in a five-part series on Aesop's Fables. You can read this post independently from the others or you can read the introduction here for more background on the history and use of Aesop's Fables and catch up on the other two fables I examined here and here. GENIUS, VIRTUE AND … Continue reading The Guardians of Reputation

Revisionism and Reductionism

This is the second post in a five-part series on Aesop's Fables. You can read this post independently from the others or you can also read the introduction here for more background on the history and use of Aesop's Fables. THE MAN AND THE LION A Man and a Lion once argued together as to … Continue reading Revisionism and Reductionism

Reviewer’s Digest//Fantasy and Sci-Fi

The Book of Dragons, selected and illustrated by Michael Hague Read August 24th-31st This collection features several delightful dragon stories I'd never heard before or heard only in part. My one critique is that the illustrations didn't always fit, the dragons often being more cartoonish and whimsical than fierce and magnificent as the stories describe … Continue reading Reviewer’s Digest//Fantasy and Sci-Fi

Gratitude and Ann Voskamp

With the holidays rolling around again, especially Thanksgiving, the topic of gratitude is a hot topic. My Facebook feed is already flooded by posts and book recommendations on gratitude. One book in particular took the market by storm three years ago and its author has continued to hold a steady and devout following ever since. … Continue reading Gratitude and Ann Voskamp

It’s Ok to Ask For Directions (Reflections on The Scarlet Letter and Reading Classics in General)

Are you ready to hear something possibly surprising about this book reviewer? Here goes: sometimes, I read a book and I weigh every word, I analyze the themes and motifs, let the plot sink in, evaluate the characters, then I close the book and...have no idea what I just read means. Sometimes the scenes of … Continue reading It’s Ok to Ask For Directions (Reflections on The Scarlet Letter and Reading Classics in General)

The Profanity of Christian Films (that aren’t really Christian)

The Redemption of Henry Myers Network Premier: March 23rd, 2014 DVD release: June 10th, 2014 Dove Rating: 5 Stars for ages 12+ My Rating: 1 star for discerning audiences only It was a better quality film than most Independent Christian Films I've seen. The acting was decent, the cinematography was good. It was watchable...which is … Continue reading The Profanity of Christian Films (that aren’t really Christian)

Rapunzel and Mark Antony Get Tangled

When I first heard that Disney was bringing my favorite princess to the silver screen I was excited. Rapunzel was always one of my favorite fairy tales. As a little girl, I dreamed of having floor-length hair like hers by the time I was 20. But as I reach behind my back and feel the … Continue reading Rapunzel and Mark Antony Get Tangled

Loving the Unlovable (a closer look at Disney’s “Frozen”)

THE SNOW QUEEN (The inspiration for Disney's hit film, "Frozen" and perhaps C. S. Lewis' book "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" as well) How does Frozen compare with the original fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson? Story: The Snow-Queen is a story of a young girl, Gerda, who sets off on an arduous … Continue reading Loving the Unlovable (a closer look at Disney’s “Frozen”)