A few scattered things of interest…
*Daniel Mount reviews a Christmas CD with secular songs on it. In other news, I just looked out the window and saw a pig flying.
*Steve Jobs died this Wednesday. Watch a couple interesting videos on his legacy here. But incidentally, did you know that the day Jobs died was also the anniversary of William Tyndale’s being burned at the stake? I have a friend who posted on his Facebook status that he thought this was much more important.
*Word has trickled down that Gold City has postponed their new CD. Again. One fan has had it. What about you?
*I just got my mitts on the Squire Parsons tribute and Wilburn & Wilburn’s debut. I am nobly refusing to review them until I’ve reached some important deadlines in college work. Oh how virtuous I am. In the same vein, that review of the Booth Brothers concert is upcoming after said deadlines are reached. It was an awesome concert, incidentally.
*If you’re going to the movies this weekend, Courageous is still the one you want to see (reviewed here). Interestingly, a new film is coming out called Real Steel that’s being pitched as a heart-warming father/son tale in its own right, but while it looks rather cute, fun and enjoyable, I’d stick with Courageous (even though Hugh Jackman is a talented actor who’s fun to watch—you’d never know what a nice guy he is from the scruffy persona he projects here, and you’d never guess he’s Aussie and not American). The basic premise of Real Steel is that the loyal son redeems his dead-beat dad, which is nice and all, but isn’t it healthier for fatherhood to be portrayed the way God really intended it to be? It’s true you could do worse at the theater, but you could also do better.
*The brief physical malaise with which I was afflicted earlier this week ended up receding in less than 24 hours. I think Scotty McCreery cured me.
*You’ve probably heard of Ray Comfort’s viral half-hour video 180, in which he engages in dialogues with young adults about the Holocaust and abortion. I encourage you to watch it and ponder the dim future of youth in America, but also be grateful that Ray was able to change some of these young people’s minds, if only temporarily. It’s a powerful piece of work that I highly recommend (graphic, so not recommended for children).
*SG video of the week: Tim Duncan has resurfaced with a church quartet calling themselves Canton Junction, comprising Aaron (?) Crabb on lead, Michael Sykes on baritone, and Matt Hagee on tenor. As of now, nobody knows what the group’s plans are (Hagee, Sykes and Crabb are all on staff at Cornerstone, so it’s unlikely they’ll tour), but meanwhile it’s just great to see Tim singing again. And who knew that John Hagee had a son who could sing tenor?