Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Yesterday we decided to use one of them. We had some gift certificates to the downtown theatre in Barrie. We had thought of going in the past, but they usually didn't have anything we wanted to see. When we checked on Friday, we discovered TWO movies we wanted to see, but how do we decide?
We heard about the seats in theatre one being the best seats anywhere in Central Ontario, so we decided we'd see whatever was playing in theatre one. Sunday, after cghurch, Crystal called the theatre and the choice was made... The Adjustment Bureau.
***SPOILERS TO FOLLOW***
I really enjoyed it. The film is about a group of people/agents (the Adjustment Bureau) whose job is to make sure you stay "on plan". Can't find your keys? Could be the work of the agents, making sure you miss that train and stay on the plan the "chairman" has for your life.
It's an interesting idea. The film is loaded with spiritual ideas, fate vs free will, God's plan for your life, etc. I think it's a film that would be a great discussion starter, regardless of your spiritual knowledge, religious views or thoughts on God.
So go to the theatre (downtown Barrie has La-Z-Boys in theatre one), take a friend from work or school, and go for a coffee afterwards to discuss and digest.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
So? What did you think?
I understand why some people are upset. He asks some hard questions, and presents some uncomfortable thoughts. I'll admit I cringed a little when he talks about Jesus rescuing us from God.
But after watching the video again I don't think that's what this book is about. I think it's about us adding extra requirements to the Christian faith, and how as a result of these extra items on the "checklist of faith" we miss the point. I doubt a christian publishing company would put out a book that claims there is no hell, or that everyone gets to heaven; ideas that go against what we read in the Bible.
Keep in mind the purpose of this video is to make people talk, and to sell more books. In that case: mission accomplished.
I think we should wait before we crucify Rob Bell... at least until March 29th and we read the book.