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Not Weak on Sanctification: Christians Grow in Reverse – Nick Lannon

In this most prestigious breakout session from the 11th annual Mockingbird conference, Nick Lannon discusses the paradox of sanctification. Subtopics include: dentistry mishaps, good deeds, Han Solo, and the caverns of the heart.

Not Weak on Sanctification: Christians Grow in Reverse – Nick Lannon from Mockingbird on Vimeo.

Reflections on the This Is Us Premiere: Shameless Tear-Jerking and the Theme of Adoption

Reflections on the This Is Us Premiere: Shameless Tear-Jerking and the Theme of Adoption

This post contains spoilers! If you have not yet watched the premiere of “This Is Us” head on over to NBC’s website, and come back in 45 min. Be sure to have your tissues ready.

It’s been a long time since I watched, let alone looked forward to, a network-produced TV show. HBO and Netflix have been dominating the silver screen of late, while NBC, ABC and the like have become channels necessary only for viewing sporting events (which, let’s be honest, I never do on my own accord). But NBC drew me in during the Olympics, when they aired (repeatedly)…

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Husbands, Love Your Wives... S'il Vous Plait

Husbands, Love Your Wives… S’il Vous Plait

Ephesians chapter 5, especially beginning at the 22nd verse has been popping up in my life lately almost on a daily basis for different reasons. As a result I keep thinking about the short film “Bastille” from an anthology of films called Paris, Je T’aime (Paris, I Love You), which my wife and I saw at an independent theatre several years ago. I find this short film to be a very “French” exposition of what self-sacrificial love might look like for a husband attempting to love his wife “as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that…

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Battlestar Galactica and Children of Wrath

Battlestar Galactica and Children of Wrath

A brief illustration of Paul’s words from this Sunday’s lectionary reading –  “All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of flesh and senses, and we were by nature children of wrath, like everyone else” (Ephesians 2.3) – from Battlestar Galactica (don’t laugh, people, it’s amazing).

From Season 2, Episode 3, a conversation between Gaius Baltar, a human scientist, and his Cylon (cyborg) lover, known only as Number Six, right after Baltar has, for the first time, killed someone:

Number Six: I’m so proud of you, Gaius.

Doctor Gaius Baltar: Why? Because I’ve taken a life?

Number…

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