Archive for April 2012


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    April 18th, 2012 @ 8:29 am by Kevin

    In this Byzantine-inflected icon of the Resurrection, the murdered Christ is still in Hell, the chief issue being  that this Resurrection is of our aged parents and all their poor relations. We find Him as we might expect, radiant in spotless white, standing straight, but leaning back against the weight of lifting them. Long tradition has Him standing upon two crossed boards--the very gates of Hell--and He, by standing thus, has undone Death by Death, we say, and saying nearly apprehend. This all--the lifting of the dead, the death of Death, His stretching here between two realms--looks like real

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    April 17th, 2012 @ 1:39 pm by Kevin

    First the big red finger, and now this car. What on earth are we filming in Abbotsford this May? There's only one way to find out (actually, two ways): Either take part in the shoot, or wait until fall to see the finished product. It's your choice! If you'd like to get involved, just let us know.

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    April 17th, 2012 @ 9:33 am by Kevin

    A new study by Lifeway Research demonstrates how easily the discussion over universalism can become confused if we don't define our terms properly. For the study, Protestant pastors were asked to agree or disagree with the following statement: "If a person is sincerely seeking God, he/she can obtain eternal life through religions other than Christianity." Not surprisingly, 84% of pastors disagreed with the statement. (They didn't bother to mention how many pastors they actually surveyed.) In their commentary, Lifeway says that the view that people can find salvation through religions other than God, "... is generally called 'universalism' or

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    April 16th, 2012 @ 11:44 am by Kevin

    Joshua Tongol definitely wants you to consider that possibility.

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    April 16th, 2012 @ 9:40 am by Kevin

    All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

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    April 13th, 2012 @ 11:57 am by Kevin

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    April 13th, 2012 @ 8:43 am by Kevin

    Silence on the blog is usually a good indication I'm deeply involved in some aspect of the post-production process. These past few days it's been watching and re-watching the first 58 minutes of the film and then compiling a list of cuts and notes for my editor. Refining the cut is always an emotional process. Typically what I'll do is assemble a section and then send it off to Simon (editor) so he can do his magic. Whenever I hit the "send" button, it's usually with a feeling of elation, because I've finally nailed a segment that I've been struggling to

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    April 10th, 2012 @ 3:50 pm by Kevin

    It may be pointing at you! Why did I just buy three of these things, and what on earth do they have to do with Hellbound? Most of you will have to wait until the movie releases to find out. But a few fortunate people who happen to be in a particular place in Abbotsford at a particular time on a particular day in May will get a glimpse of the Big Red Finger in action as we do a final pick-up shoot for the film. Until then...

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    April 9th, 2012 @ 12:43 pm by Kevin

    Like many Evangelical Christians, I was raised under the idea that the central problem of humankind is sin. Our sinfulness doesn't just separate us from God and alienate us from each other and creation, it offends God so much he can't even stand to look at us. Hence the need for Jesus, whose death appeased God's wrath and put Jesus in a position to lobby on our behalf. Even though God still can't stand to look at us directly, if he looks at us through Jesus, everything will be okay. But if anyone rejects the solution Jesus offers, there'll literally

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    April 6th, 2012 @ 2:21 pm by Kevin

    "Man is a worm and food for worms. This is the paradox: he is out of nature and hopelessly in it; he is dual, up in the stars and yet housed in a heart-pumping, breath-gasping body that once belonged to a fish and still carries the gill-marks to prove it. His body is a material fleshy casing that is alien to him in many ways—the strangest and most repugnant way being that it aches and bleeds and will decay and die. Man is literally split in two: he has an awareness of his own splendid uniqueness in that he

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