Patton Oswalt pulls off the best filibuster ever with a brilliant, ad-libbed discourse on what Disney should do with the next Star Wars movie. Do yourself a favor and spend a few minutes enjoying this video.
Since this is the season when many begin looking at seminaries and trying to decide which one to attend next year, I thought it would be fitting to repost my advice on how to go about choosing a seminary. This is a difficult and important decision. Unless someone tells you that you have to go to seminary X or they will shoot your dog, you have to sift through a surprisingly large number of schools, weighing things like cost, location, theology, personal fit, and mascot quality. That’s a lot of work.
So I’d like to help. I’ve been in the seminary world for a while now, and I’ve helped students wrestle through this process many times. Some will try to make it far more complicated than it needs to be. Using the right method and a few carefully thought-out steps, here’s how to make this life-changing decision more manageable.
Everyone needs a little help making difficult decisions at times. And who better to offer advice than Gandalf, the White Wizard himself? Now if I could just remember where I put my giant eagles.
The marketing experts over at AdWeek have released their list of the 10 Best Commercials of 2012. I’ll admit that I’m one of those people who primarily uses Netflix and Hulu for my TV, so I don’t watch a lot of commercials anymore. And this was a great way to catch up on some of the more creative commercials from the past year.
Here are my three favorites.
1. The Real Three Little Pigs
This one is actually a mini-movie all by itself. It’s a creative re-interpretation of how The Three Little Pigs should have ended.
People have long wrestled with the meaning of Romans 7. Is it talking about mature Christians, immature Christians, non-Christians, Jews under the Law, or someone else entirely? The options are legion.
Driving home today, with the end of the semester in the rearview mirror, and an imminent collision with tomorrow’s grade deadline looming in the windshield, I finally realized who Paul had in mind as he penned these famous verses. You just need to tweak the translation slightly.
This is for teachers everywhere.
If you’re wondering what you should read next and you’d like to improve your street cred as a true hipster, this flowchart from Goodreads is for you.