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Power Rangers

Happy 20th Anniversary, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! – IGN.

So, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers turn 20 today, while MLK’s speech turns 50. Coincidence? Yes. Definitely a coincidence.

But, while many admire (rightly so) the speech of MLK, others will relive and remember afternoon school days sitting in front of the TV watching the Power Rangers.

Now, I must admit that I never actually got into the show. Sure, I watched a few episodes when the channel would come in (this was when satellites were as big as cars and when our home TV got about 6 channel’s, sometimes 7-8 when we hit the top of it!) At any rate, it was a show much loved by many and still going strong in some ways into our present day. In fact, I remember being in 5th grade and hearing a guy say that he couldn’t wait to get home so he could see the big reveal of the Green Ranger. He apparently set things up to be a car-rider that day so he didn’t have to wait so long on the bus! I was all like, “whatever dude, I’m watching Tale Spin when I get home.” He was not amused!

Beyond that, my cousin was totally in love with the Power Rangers and when I visited him we would always play a SNES (I’m pretty sure it was Super Nintendo) Power Rangers game. Admittedly, it was quiet fun.

So, that’s my experience with the Power Rangers. Undoubtedly many others will have different experiences, especially if they were/are big fans. So, if your interested, click the link above. There is some great content related to the Power Rangers, along with 4-5 video clips.

Enjoy!

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Jordan

I came across this video this morning. Some nostalgia and fandom all mixed into one. I still remember watching him play (in the NBA) on Saturday afternoons, and the commentator’s would say, “Wow, this guy never misses.” As an impressionable 6yr old, I believed them and was aghast in horror one day when he rose for a jump shot, and it missed!!! My worldview was crushed, the man who was the king of basketball had failed. Then I realized later that other people missed too and they were still really good. Plus, it was only the regular season. “Okay,” I thought, “Jordan can miss a few shots. He’s not a basketball god but he sure is close. I’ll let it slide this time but he better not miss again”

So, all things considered from a 6yr old perspective, Jordan is a legend: the man who couldn’t miss!

Watch and enjoy!

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http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2013/june/bono-interview-with-focus-on-family-jim-daly.html?paging=off

Great post here!!!

What does HIV, the exclusivity of Jesus, Scripture, and punk rock all have in common: this interview with Bono.

Check it out. It’s amazing!

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The Last of the MohicansLast of the Mohicans Series in the Works from FX – IGN.

This is going to be fantastic!!!

I have loved the film ever since I saw it in theaters, though I was only 8 years old at the time.

I fondly remember my aunts and cousin talking the movie up to me, trying to persuade me that it was filmed in North Carolina and it would be a real treat to go see. I just remember thinking that it was about Indians, the English, and some great fight scenes in the woods. For a kid who pretended being a warrior fighter decimating the fake ranks of enemies as they stormed my barn-fort at the time, I was all like “sure, let’s go see it.”

 A really neat part is that a majority of it was filmed in my home state of North Carolina, with many scenes filmed at a lake not 30-45 minutes from the Home Place where I grew up.

Here’s to hoping that the Series in the works is good. Notably, this seems to be a new trend among Hollywood, in which historical stories are getting dramatic makeovers and documentary-esque shows are becoming full fledged movies. I am thinking specifically of “The Vikings” from the History channel, as well as other shows like Spartacus, John Adams, and some others listed in the link above.

Good television is hard to come by sometimes, but these shows are quality works. I’m looking forward to seeing how this will turn out!

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Blue Like Orthodoxy: When Donald Miller met G.K. Chesterton | Mere Orthodoxy | Christianity, Politics, and Culture.

I read this article this morning. Great Post by Matt over at Mere O!

I especially like his comments which simultaneously defend his internet commentary while also debating Miller’s hipster-laced barbs.

It’s a good link to look at a wonderful comparison and contrasts between, really, three authors and their points of view, even if one just is commentary. So, if you have some time over a cup of coffee this morning or a glass of tea in the afternoon, check out the link above and give treat yourself to this article!

 So let me be as clear as possible and take an aggressive stand:  I have read G.K. Chesterton, I have even written an introduction for a book by G.K. Chesterton, and Donald Miller is no G.K. Chesterton. – See more at: http://mereorthodoxy.com/blue-like-orthodoxy-when-donald-miller-met-g-k-chesterton/#more-125265
So let me be as clear as possible and take an aggressive stand:  I have read G.K. Chesterton, I have even written an introduction for a book by G.K. Chesterton, and Donald Miller is no G.K. Chesterton. – See more at: http://mereorthodoxy.com/#sthash.xl4iNXY7.dpuf
So let me be as clear as possible and take an aggressive stand:  I have read G.K. Chesterton, I have even written an introduction for a book by G.K. Chesterton, and Donald Miller is no G.K. Chesterton. – See more at: http://mereorthodoxy.com/#sthash.xl4iNXY7.dpuf

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R. T. France (1938-2012), New Testament Scholar | The Scriptorium Daily: Middlebrow.

Notable scholar and New Testament heavyweight R.T. France passed away last week.

This guy was a giant in the field and a wonderful mind in the evangelical community. His contribution is especially noted in his work on the Gospel of Matthew. France was a great connection of both intellect and communication. He gave students a treasure trove of information for biblical study which will be used for decades to come.

Check out the link above to get more information and insight into this mans work and legacy.

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Who Was Fanny Crosby? – Justin Taylor.

I came across this post this morning. I thought I would share it with you. It has been on my mind throughout the day.

I used to think that Fanny Crosby was this lady from the Civil War era, who lived in a cabin in the woods, somewhere in New England. I thought she was this great spiritual woman, who would shower you with religious, folksy sagacity. I admired here ability to write, even though she was blind.

While some of this may be true, my beliefs about who she was and what she were way off the mark. She was, well…. Click the link, watch the video, and find out!

May your soul be blessed. Mine was.

 

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