Things I Think

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  1. Em says:

    #-10. A question worth a ponder
    It is strange how the world loves the supernatura!… Unti l it comes to what the Bible relates

  2. Xenia says:

    LOL, I was looking forward to my post-Lenten return to the PhxP so I could comment, point by point, like I used to do, on your Monday Thoughts. But I have never seen this movie (and probably won’t) so I don’t have anything to say, probably to the relief of everyone!

    Christ is risen!

  3. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    I felt much the same the previous week when I took a couple of the grandkids to see the new Dumbo movie.
    The good guys won and the bad guys lost. I even had happy misty eyes a couple of times.

  4. Michael says:

    Xenia,
    I’ll be a little broader next week!
    We’re all glad you’re back…

  5. Michael says:

    MLD,

    Good on you for taking them…it was good to see families together at this one.

  6. Michael says:

    Em,

    I think it’s how we tell the story that turns people off that may receive it otherwise…

  7. London says:

    Is it essential to see Captain Marvel first?

  8. Michael says:

    London,

    No…but that’s worth seeing too.

  9. London says:

    I want to see it too, but I want to see Endgame before someone ruins it for me.

  10. Michael says:

    London,

    We went out of town Friday to see it a smaller theatre (Medford was sold out for days)so no one would ruin for me.
    If you’ve seen the first two Avengers movies you’ll get it…

  11. Em says:

    Michael @ 11:26
    If it is “how we tell it,” does that mean that we have become salesmen? eternal life, holy God, hell. .. Shoved in the back to sell prosperous life in the here and now? You, too, can be like the Pastor’s wife and kids who shop high end stores and expensive designer salons?

  12. Michael says:

    Em,

    No.
    It means that we teach in such a way that people can receive it.
    Trey learns much more quickly through video than written word…I think things like The Bible Project on YouTube are solid gold…

  13. Eric says:

    As for spoilers, (not specific to any particular movie) I’m guessing that few want to spoil the story for others, but many want to be first to discuss or make a particular comment while a movie is the current popular thing.

    Telling the story today – visual, where available, has always been more gripping that the written word. A few weeks ago our little church enacted Mary tipping a whole container of perfume on Jesus. Our pastor said that story stuck in people’s minds – I hope so, because I smelt like a whole container of perfume the rest of the day.

    I tend to think telling the story while living in the story is best. But I don’t know what that loos like most of the time.

  14. Michael says:

    Eric,

    “I tend to think telling the story while living in the story is best.”
    Well said…

  15. Em says:

    Agreeing with Michael @ 5:01 well said, Eric, well said indeed

  16. filbertz says:

    Thank you for your broader comments on story and narrative–under valued and often misunderstood in our culture. Yet, we all have a story itching to be told if anyone would take the time to listen and/or ask. The way around the impasse of our times is to listen. When we hear the back-story of others lives, we better understand their choices, needs, and uniqueness. It is the opening for relationship that gives the purchase for sharing our gospel. May we move forward towards loving encounter by closing our mouths and opening our ears.

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