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“A number of people called our attention to this clip from the popular TV series ER. It really is amazing for secular television.The “Fair Use” law allowed us to teach from it, without violating copyright laws. It has wonderful evangelistic potential, so please use it all over the Internet.”

To me this one is worth re-posting for WOTM.

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I believe that this movie has the potential to be the most talked about event in 2008, even eclipsing the political conventions, the Olympics and the Election.   I am equally sure that if it does well in the box office that there will be MUCH negative publicity against it.    At any rate, this is a very thought provoking trailer.  Enjoy

If nothing else I hope that this movie will engage Christians in and with the culture once again.  Forcing us to think! and get off our pat answers and shallow arguments.  This could be a great opportunity to participate in conversations with the culture at large.  It will also be an opportunity to show our ignorance if we are not careful. There is a risk of the anti-intellectuals, who shun academia, science and the institutes of higher learning, to solidify the sterotypical image of the “Christian” as the ignorant, blind faith bumpkins that many in the culture say we are.
At any rate, it is time to get out of the bunkers we call church and engage our culture again, not in some antagonistic conflict, but in truth and love.  It is possible to win the argument and lose the person with whom you are conversing. (I have to give props to my Pastor, Josh, for that line, it was too good not to borrow.)  It is also possible to lose an argument due to lack of preparation and basic knowledge and end up looking like a backwoods banjo picker.

Back to the BooksTime for another semester at good ‘ol UNCG.  This semester’s set of subjects promises to be both interesting and challenging.

  • Latin- I continue my journey through this beautiful (and overly complex) language with some advanced grammar and readings from Cicero to Caesar.
  • German– An intro to this language that will be useful for grad. school research.  This one will be interesting since the entire class is online.
  • Abnormal Psychology- What can I say, I like psych!  This upper level class on abnormal pscyhology will be educational, interesting, and (dare I say it?) fun.  I can’t wait to start diagnosing friends and family.
  • Philosophy (Skepticism)- A survey of skepticism from ancient to modern philosophers.  I’m sure we’ll be dwelling on Hume quite a bit in this one.
  • Philosophy (Honors Work)- Now I’m really jazzed about this one.  Not only do I get 6 CREDIT HOURS for this class, but I’ll be working individually with two really sharp professors (one is the head of the department).  This class will function as a preparation for my honor’s thesis: “A History and Analysis of the Cosmological Argument”.  This one’s gonna be great!