I love this short movie . . .
In the book Teknon and the Champion Warriors, Brent Sapp recommends the following movies for fathers and sons to watch and discuss together. What do you think of his recommendations? What would you add to his list?
- Ben Hur (1959) G
- Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde (1943) not rated
- The Four Feathers (1939) not rated
- High Noon (1952) not rated
- The Robe (1953) not rated
- Mr Smith Goes to Washington (1939) not rated
- The Searchers (1956) not rated
- Support Your Local Sheriff (1969) G
- Ten Commandments (1956) G
- Deep Impact (1998) PG-13
- Hoosiers (1986) PG
- Man From Snowy River (1982) PG
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn (1982) PG
- Apollo 13 (1995) PG-13
- Chariot of Fire (1981) PG
- The Hiding Place (1975)
- Iron Will (1994) PG
- October Sky (1999) PG
- Rudy (1993) PG
- Sergeant York (1941) not rated
- The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) PG
- Stanley and Livingston (1939) not rated
The following is a transcript from the video. John Piper illustrates the struggle that many of us have in trying to rejoice over and respect a president whom we believe is guilty of promoting murder; for killing is killing no matter what you call it.
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It’s a magnificent thing: The only newly-originating life in the universe that comes in the image of God is Man. The only newly-originating life in the universe that lasts forever is Man.
This is an awesome thing.
And, as everyone knows, that reverence is not shared by our new President, over whom we have rejoiced.
He is trapped and blind in a culture of deceit. On the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, he released this statement,
We are reminded that this decision not only protects women’s health and reproductive freedom, but stands for a broader principle: that government should not intrude on our most private family matters.
To which I say:
- No, Mr. President, you are not protecting women; you are authorizing the destruction of 500,000 little women every year.
- No, Mr. President, you are not protecting reproductive freedom; you are authorizing the destruction of freedom for one million little human beings every year.
- No, Mr. President, killing our children is killing our children no matter how many times you call it a private family matter. You may say it is a private family matter over and over and over, and still they are dead. And we killed them. And you, would have it remain legal.
Mr. President, some of us wept for joy at your inauguration. And we pledge that we will pray for you.
We have hope in our sovereign God.
Websites of Interest
What are the book, music, and video leanings of the readers of KevinStilley.com? I love to check out the items that people actually purchased at Amazon after clicking through from a hyperlink at KevinStilley.com. Below are the purchases that were made by my readers over the last four months.
- The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
- The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Penguin Classics)
- An Introduction to Ancient Philosophy (A.H. Armstrong)
- Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning: An Approach to Distinctively Christian Education (Douglas Wilson – Turning Point Christian Worldview Series)
- The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, Revised and Updated Edition
- The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind
- Basics of Biblical Greek Vocabulary Cards (Zondervan Vocabulary Builder Series, The)
- The Edge of Evolution: The Search for the Limits of Darwinism (Michael Behe)
- The Epistles of John: Introduction, Exposition, and Notes (F.F. Bruce)
- The Gospel of John (F.F. Bruce)
- Epistles of John (New International Commentary on the New Testament — I. Howard Marshal)
- The Epistle of James (New International Commentary on the New Testament)
- Exposition of James, Epistles of John, Peter, and Jude (Simon J. Kistemaker)
- The Method and Message of Jesus’ Teachings (Robert Stein)
- If You Will Ask (Oswald Chambers)
- The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
- Reason and Imagination in C. S. Lewis: A Study of “Till We Have Faces”
- Till We Have Faces – Novel Inquiries Study Guide
- Ten Things I Learned from Bill Porter
- The Last Lecture (Randy Pausch)
- The Courage to Be Protestant: Truth-lovers, Marketers, and Emergents in the Postmodern World
- Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome?: A Guide for Friends and Family
- Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t
- On the Frontline: A Personal Guidebook for the Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Challenges of Military Life
- The Road to Unafraid: How the Army’s Top Ranger Faced Fear and Found Courage
- The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
- The Dream Manager
- The Elements of Style
- Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking
- Expanding Universe
- For Whom the Bell Tolls
- All Quiet on the Western Front
- Brave New World Revisited (P.S.)
- Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools
- Modern Compiler Implementation in Java
- Signals and Systems (Prentice-Hall Signal Processing Series)
- Andy Stevenson vs. The Lord of the Loins
Video On Demand Videos
- Amazing Grace (Royal Scots Dragoon Guards)
- Amazing Grace (Caledonian Heritage Pipes & Drums)
- Amazing Grace (Aretha Franklin)
- Amazing Grace (Eden Symphony Orchestra)
- Amazing Grace (101 Strings Orchestra)
- Amazing Grace (Judy Collins)
- Amazing Grace (Acoustic Guitar Instrumental)
- Amazing Grace (Timeless Hymns of Faith)
- Amazing Grace (Instrumental – Pat Surface & Paul Imholte)
- Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone – Chris Tomlin)
- SanDisk SDMSPD-4096-A11 4 GB Memory Stick Pro Duo (Retail Package)
- SimpleTech SimpleDrive SP-U35/250 250GB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive (designed by Pininfarina)
Previous Lists of KevinStilley.com Reader’s Purchases
I am privileged to participate in the production of a daily Bible reading program called Join the Journey. This year we have been journeying through the Old Testament historical books. It has been a great experience.
I encourage you to check out the webpage and perhaps sign up to receive the daily emails.
In the past I have posted a video from the project in which I introduced the book of Exodus. In the video below you will hear my friend JoAnn Hummel introduce the book of Joshua.
Randy Pausch, a Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist whose “last lecture” about facing terminal cancer became an Internet sensation and a best-selling book, died Friday. He was 47.
I was invited to attend the Republican Party of Texas Convention held last week in Houston. I was offered full media credentials to “blog the convention.” It would have been fun, but I didn’t have the time and energy to participate right now.
Although I could not personally attend, I have enjoyed reading what others have had to say. It seems that a video clip that was shown at the convention has prompted The Left to really get their panties in a bunch. They are cringing in horror about the Big John video put together by Senator John Cornyn’s staff to introduce him at the convention. It would seem that just like public policy, the left just doesn’t get it. The video was obviously what my dad used to call “a half jest.” For him, a half jest was something that sent a serious message but that was framed in a way that is sufficiently over the top so as to bring a smile to your face. Not humorous, but almost humorous — a half jest.
As a “half jest” this Cornyn video is brilliant. Check it out and let me know what you think.
I would like to ask that you join my family in praying for Scotte Hodel. I have enjoyed getting to know him a little over the last two years of blogging. He has been fighting the battle against cancer for a number of months now. Those of you who have gone through this struggle yourself, or have loved ones who have, know just how tiring it can become. So, I ask that you pray God will give both him and his family strength, wisdom, encouragement, and healing. You can read Scotte’s blog by clicking here. Swing by there and let him know you are praying for him.
And, here is a YouTube video he made that will further introduce you to him.
Who needs an alarm clock when you have a bjillion kids. Okay, not really a bjillion…it just seems like it. Actually, I wouldn’t even consider trading my kids for sleep. I like hearing them yell, “He’s my daddy!”
However, I wouldn’t mind if they stayed off my head.