Monday, July 8, 2019

Top Twelve Movies of 2019 (So Far)

Here is a list of my personal favorite movies of 2019 so far. Of course, most if not all these movies will be off my top twelve list at the end of the year, but every year I like to document what I was into six months into the year. These are only films I saw in the theater, and are a reaction of the full intended experience, though I saw a few good movies through streaming services that could have made this list. Here are my twelve favorites:

Thursday, July 4, 2019

My 4th of July Traditions

Though I am always open to change, for a number of years now these have pretty much been my 4th of July traditions:

1. Read the Declaration of Independence (read here). To this I usually add the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and all the Amendments (read here).

2. Watch the 1938 short film The Declaration of Independence (see here). Quick, concise and patriotic.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Remembering Dr. Norman Geisler

It was with much sadness that I learned this morning of the passing of Dr. Norman L. Geisler at 2:10am on July 1st. With this sadness came also a flood of fond memories I have of him. I first heard of Dr. Geisler (this is what his students called him) when I was in high school, and every year Hank Hanegraaff would have him on the Bible Answer Man radio show for a week to answer audience questions and plug his new books. The year I listened he had written an apologetics book on the resurrection of Christ, and after listening to him that week I knew that I would never entertain a doubt in my mind that the resurrection of Christ was a real historical event. That an Evangelical Protestant could have such a profound effect on me moved me, and it changed me. Till this day, when I feel tempted to do something I shouldn't, I always remind myself that it is because I believe without a doubt that Christ rose from the dead that I will resist the temptation. This is how my conscience first reacts. It usually works too.