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7. James Bond
My favorite genre of movies would have to be spy thrillers and basically any movie featuring espionage as the main focus is going to get my butt in the seat whether it be The Bourne Ultimatum, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Hunt For Red October, Taken, or The Manchurian Candidate. None of the preceding movies would I consider Science Fiction, though, and any character from those movies would not qualify for this list. This fact is especially sad for Bryan Mills from Taken because he was awesome in the first movie but let’s agree to forget the sequel. However, I have found one spy who I think easily qualifies for this list, the icon James Bond.
James Bond is just one of those characters that click with the audience. He is witty, debonair, and deadly. While the character has been played by a number of actors, the character and his traits have pretty much stayed the same. Plus, many different aspects of the character and his movies have become legendary and have been copied and parodied multiple times. Everybody knows the theme music which has become one of those songs along with Star Wars and Indiana Jones that gets the “duh-da-da” treatment. Read More »
Some disturbing news came out a week ago about the front man of one of my favorite bands: Tim Lambesis from As I lay Dying and Austrian Death Machine was caught soliciting an undercover detective into killing his wife. While, I understand that, in the US, one is innocent until proven guilty, the evidence seems very staggering in this case. I have been reading various message boards and blogs about this particular event and I feel like I want to chime in on something that might go down as one of the biggest scandals in Christian music history.
Before we continue, I would like to mention a couple of things. Like I’ve said before in other articles, I am a Christian who loves metal music and, thus, I am not going to take a prude’s approach to Christian metal or metal music as a whole. In addition, I am not in any way shape or form going to question Lambesis’ salvation as has been discussed ad nauseum on different message boards. That is all between God and him. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s take a look at what lesson we can learn from this whole mess as Christians. Read More »
8. Norrin Radd (The Silver Surfer)
From the King of the Jungle to the Sentinel of the Spaceways, we take our journey from the plains of Africa to the cold vacuum of space. Unbeknownst to many a casual superhero fan, Marvel and DC comics have extensive sci-fi sections of their universes. Both comic companies have thousands of characters whose adventures take them far from the confines of Earth. Organizations exist to police the galaxy (Marvel’s Nova Corps and DC’s Green Lantern Corps), megalomaniacal tyrants kill in search for ridiculous power (Darkseid from DC and Thanos from Marvel), and planets live (Marvel’s Ego and DC’s Mogo). However, through all of those characters and the writing thereof, there is only one Silver Surfer. Read More »
This passage in 1 John 5:1 brings us to a name God probably wants us to know Him by most and that name is Father. God is our Father and we are His children. 1 John 5:1 says that if we believe that Jesus is the Christ then we are born of God. By definition being born of God would make us sons and daughters of God. Romans 8:15, “For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, ‘Abba, Father.” The importance of “Abba, Father” should be understood. Abba, Father is a very personal title for God which in the old Aramaic meant “my father.” Children in the Aramaic world would use “Abba” like we use the term “Daddy.”
Jesus Christ used the term, “Abba, Father” in Mark 14:36, “And He said, ‘Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.” Jesus Christ was on such a personal level with God that He did not hesitate to call God, my Father, or Daddy. This is a wonderful truth, that God loves us so much as His children that we can call Him Daddy. A term that seemed only reserved for Jesus Christ His only begotten Son to use before His death and resurrection now can be used by the likes of you and me. Galatians 4:6, “And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, ‘Abba, Father!”
9. John Clayton, Earl Greystoke (Tarzan of the Apes)
I decided to conduct a little experiment about my choice for number 9 on this list. I talked with some people I know about how Tarzan was going to be one of my favorite characters and everybody scoffed at the idea. I even received a few “Me Tarzan, you Jane” references from the old serials. My hypothesis was confirmed that the old serials from the 1930-1950s have done quite a bit to damage the public’s perception of the character of Tarzan. Read More »
I thought I’d change things up a little bit and satisfy my geekier side. I once heard that everybody has interests and hobbies but a geek is someone who enjoys and obsesses over those interests and hobbies exponentially more than the average person. In addition, like many a geek I have a passion for science fiction and fantasy and I was thinking the other day about whom my favorite genre characters would be. Thus, I have decided to make a list as I myself try to figure who my favorites are. Now, some of these characters you may know very well. While others are going to be obscure. Hopefully, as I explain and write about these more obscure characters, I hope to pique your interest. Now the genres of science fiction (sci-fi) and fantasy are not just relegated to books and, so, I will include characters from movies, television, literature, comic books, and video games. Well, without further ado, I present the first of my top ten favorite genre characters. I would like to warn everybody that each entry on the list might contain spoilers. Read More »
Originally published at the Christian Apologetics Alliance
Here is Part 1
Here is Part 2
The proof of whether God knows the future or not is further illustrated by the number of very specific prophecies God laid down in the Old Testament in the years preceding Christ’s birth. Daniel is chock full of these specific. Daniel 2 tells us a story about one of the dreams of Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, and the interpretation of the dream given by Daniel. This particular dream contained a vision of a great statue with a head of gold, arms and chest of silver, belly and thighs of bronze, legs of iron, and feet made of a mixture of clay and iron. After this image manifested, a huge stone crushed the feet and all the metals in the statue fell to the ground and were disintegrated to the point of nothingness. Then the stone became a huge mountain. God gave Daniel the interpretation of this dream starting in verse 36: Read More »
They say that everybody has a few guilty pleasures and, believe me, I am no stranger to the concept. I think any geek is entitled to at least half a dozen or so guilty pleasures and lately my drug of choice has been the show America’s Book of Secrets with a little bit Ancient Aliens. I don’t know what endears me to these shows. Maybe it’s just the insanity of some of the conspiracy theories presented or maybe it’s the confidence exhibited by each commenter or expert; but, whatever it is, I am hooked anytime I start watching. Read More »
Originally published at the Christian Apologetics Alliance.
Another important fact and name of God is that of Creator. Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” God is the creator of all things and this is a very important concept to understand about God as it comes to the world today. Many people be;ieve that God has not had a hand in our beginning. However, this idea is off base based on the very first verse of the Word. 2 Peter 3:1-9 highlights this argument: Read More »