“The church’s warfare involves purposefully growing into communities that become more faithful corporate performances of Jesus on earth…this is good news for the world.” -Tim Gombis, The Drama of Ephesians Text: Ephesians 6:12-18 Devotional: When reading Paul’s words in Ephesians, particularly his mentioning of the “cosmic powers” in 6:12, I am often reminded of theContinue reading “A Wednesday Word | 8/4/2021”
“Jesus made it clear that His kingdom had no place for power seekers, for His was a kingdom of servants. The Christian never asks, “How can I be master?” Instead, they ask, “How can I be servant?” The Christian never asks, “How can I be number one?” Instead, they ask, “How can I be theContinue reading “A Wednesday Word | 7/28/2021”
“We are becoming who we will be—forever.” -Dallas Willard, The Divine Conspiracy Devotional: On January 28th, 2017, something terrifying happened to me. It was something so deeply affecting, so truly shocking, that its consequences will stick with me until the day I die. On that day, I was married. Don’t get me wrong: it wasContinue reading “A Wednesday Word | 7/21/2021”
“Now the whole offer which Christianity makes is this: that we can, if we let God have His way, come to share in the life of Christ…Every Christian is to become a little Christ. The whole purpose of becoming a Christian is simply nothing else.” -C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity Devotional: If you’ve been a ChristianContinue reading “A Wednesday Word | 7/14/2021”
“There is something exceedingly improving to the mind in a contemplation of the Divinity. It is a subject so vast, that all our thoughts are lost in its immensity; so deep, that our pride is drowned in its infinity…No subject of contemplation will tend more to humble the mind, than the thoughts of God.” -CharlesContinue reading “A Wednesday Word | 7/7/2021”
“God’s vision for his people is not for the elimination of ethnicity to form a colorblind uniformity of sanctified blandness. Instead God sees the creation of a community of different cultures united by faith in his Son as a manifestation of the expansive nature of his grace. This expansiveness is unfulfilled unless the differences areContinue reading “A Wednesday Word | 6/30/2021”
“Many people today assume that Christianity is one or more of these things – a religion, a moral system, a philosophy. In other words, they assume that Christianity is about advice. But it wasn’t and isn’t. Christianity is, simply, good news. It is the news that something has happened as a result of which theContinue reading “A Wednesday Word | 6/23/2021”
To this point, this blog has largely consisted of my reviews and reflections on films I have taken in, from the angle of their intersection with faith and spirituality. This is something I hope to continue moving forward, so be sure to subscribe to keep in the loop on that sort of content! That said,Continue reading “New Series: “A Wednesday Word””
Release Date: May 28th, 2021 Director: John Krasinski | MPAA Rating: PG-13 | LeavittLens Rating: 6.5 As a world, few films in recent memory have created a cinematic experience quite like the post-apocalyptic reality of John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place series. Particularly in a filmscape inundated by loud, excessive, and often indulgent shows of actionContinue reading “A Quiet Place Part II”
Release Date: May 20th, 2021 Director: Bo Burnham | Rating: TV-MA | LeavittLens Rating: 7.5/10 About ten minutes into Bo Burnham’s latest satire-comedy tour de force, Inside, there is a literal and metaphorical “peek behind the curtain,” a revelatory moment that seems to sum up the significance of this nearly 90 minute work. Following anContinue reading “Bo Burnham: Inside”
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