Author Archives: FromTheDeskAndShelf

The Films of Stanley Kubrick – Fear and Desire (1953)

However, despite the technical flaws, Fear and Desire is not forgettable. Continue reading

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They Wanted an Ark, but Built a Tower

Answers in Genesis is an organization located in Kentucky. Among their features is what is termed a “creation museum” along with a replica of Noah’s ark from the Bible story found in Genesis. The biggest problem with the Ark of … Continue reading

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Talking Past Each Other

Modernity brought fascinating changes to our everyday lives. Of the innumerable changes, one that comes to mind frequently is the accessibility and volume of knowledge. No longer does one have to sit tortured, unsure of the answer to a problem. … Continue reading

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What Jesus’ Genealogies Mean For Modern Christians

Recently Jesus’ genealogies (Matthew 1 and Luke 3:23-38) came up in a discussion with some colleagues. Someone remarked, “Why talk about them? What do Jesus’ genealogies have to do with me as a modern Christian?” This fits a pattern you … Continue reading

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The Last Jedi – A Reaction (Spoilers)

  MAJOR SPOILERS!   The famous music hit. “Directed by Rian Johnson” appeared on the screen. It was over. I had just witnessed the newest Star Wars movie. For the first time watching a Star Wars film, I really did … Continue reading

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Rethinking “Jesus Alone”

If I walk into a church and the first thing I see is a coffee shop… I’m leaving. After I get my mocha of course. On a serious note, what is it about spirituality and a faith that connects with … Continue reading

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What I Learned By Giving Up Video Games

Last July, I made a snap decision one evening. I am a man of many hobbies and interests and my mind typically runs at 100 miles an hour, sometimes in the wrong direction. I decided that afternoon that my Xbox … Continue reading

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