Category Archives: Entertainment

Michael Jackson, Fallen Heroes, and Our Days of Trouble

“But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not … Continue reading

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Neil Postman, Irene Dunne and the Right Use of Entertainment

When the late, great Neil Postman (1931-2003) wrote that we were Amusing Ourselves to Death (1985) he spoke of a generation that we all know too well. Our money, our priorities, our talk, our time and thus our lives, are … Continue reading

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A Theology of Jackie Gleason

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11.28 Jackie Gleason was not a Christian as far as I know. In fact, his reputation for sin may or may not been … Continue reading

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Recents Books and What I am Reading Now

I just finished the following: I might still opt for With Malice Towards None, but this outstanding biography takes the reader into the moral and religious background of this American giant. The book has a decidedly more scholarly feel to … Continue reading

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Neil Young and Celtic Woman

I just got two new CDs that are simply outstanding. The first is Neil Young Live at Massey Hall (2007). If you have never been to a concert in the early 1970s this is how it was, only better. Young … Continue reading

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The Titanic Denial of James Cameron

I don’t believe that Mr. Cameron is the devil. I just believe that he is an unwitting tool of the devil. Continue reading

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They say that if you remember the sixties you weren’t there. But on Tuesdays at 7:30, from 1962 to 1967, many remember the greatest World War II show of all: Combat! With Vic Morrow as Sgt. “Chip” Saunders and Rick … Continue reading

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Anna Nicole Smith and the Apostle Peter

The following is also published in “First Thoughts” ( go to and sign up for weekly devotionals) for Friday, February 23, 2007. Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold … Continue reading

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