31 Days of Wisdom – Day Three

This is part three in my 31-day study through the book of Proverbs. The purpose of this study is to learn what God has to say in this book about wisdom and discernment. Yesterday’s passage taught wisdom is both a choice and a blessing. We have to make a choice to seek wisdom and if we are diligent in doing so, God will bless us with it. There is both a human and a divine element to wisdom. When I …

31 Days of Wisdom – Day Two

This is part two in my 31-day study through the book of Proverbs – a study in which I hope to learn what God would have me know about wisdom and discernment. Yesterday’s passage taught that the beginning of true wisdom is knowledge of God and showed how wisdom can affect my life. It then personified wisdom as a woman crying out in the streets for the simple to heed her call and become wise. The second chapter of Proverbs …

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31 Days of Wisdom – Day One

This is the first part of a Thirty One day study in the book of Proverbs that I am entitling 31 Days of Wisdom. The more I read, the more I write, the more I learn, the more I realize my own shortcomings and find myself calling out to God for wisdom and discernment; wisdom to know right from wrong and discernment to know how to act on that knowledge. As I pondered these things I was continually drawn to …

The Passion of the Christ According to Emmerich

The Passion of the Christ has been described by Protestant leaders as being �factually accurate,� �very accurate [in the details],� �realistic,� �biblical,� �an accurate account,.� �a true representation of Jesus� and �close to the Scriptures.� All of these quotes were taken from The Passion Outreach Web site, a resource dedicated to helping churches of all denominations capitalize on this movie. This movie is continually described as an exceedingly accurate portrayal of the gospel account of the passion of Jesus � …

Movie Review: The Passion of the Christ (Part Three)

This site has never experienced traffic like it has had over the past two days following my review of The Passion of the Christ. At the time of writing this twenty five people have posted comments about the story and I have received many more comments via email. Surprisingly it seems many people agree with my assessments in so far as I say that the movie is the gospel on a macro level but anything but the gospel on the …

Movie Review: The Passion of the Christ (Part Two)

This is the second part of my review of The Passion of the Christ. The first part can be found here and is a scene-by-scene description of the film. In this part I am going to analyze the movie under several headings. I do not pretend to be an authority on movies so I will analyze the content of the movie – its quality as a representation of the Bible and not its quality as a movie. Analysis Is this …

Movie Review: The Passion of the Christ (Part One)

This is part one of a two part review of the movie The Passion of the Christ. In the first part I am going to give a detailed scene-by-scene synopsis of the film. It will contain plenty of spoilers so if such things bother you, you may want to skip it. However, if you are at all familiar with the gospel stories you already know much of the story. Tomorrow I will follow the synopsis with a detailed analysis. At …

The Reviews Are Coming In…

Reviews are finally starting to pour in for The Passion of the Christ. I have been looking forward to reading some of the reviews since to this point the vast majority of people who have seen the movie are either Christians or are at least religious. They are hardly able to objectively judge and evaluate the movie. Now, though, we have hoards of secular reviewers who will be writing reivews. The site I go to for movie reviews is Rotten …

Banner of Truth on The Passion

Thanks to Maryanne for sending me a link to an excellent article in The Banner of Truth entitled Five Reasons Not To Go See The Passion of Christ. The author (Andrew J. Webb) focuses on the movie’s origins, script, theology, medium and main character. Many of his points are similar to ones I have been thinking, praying and writing about. Here are some pertinent quotes: This is in marked contrast to the Jesus film, which is unabashedly Protestant and Evangelical …