Precious: My Thoughts on The Book of Eli


As you know, God speaks to me through movies (and music). I love movies, especially when there are spiritual themes running all through them. Personally, I think all Church leaders should see Denzel Washington’s new movie The Book of Eli.

I don’t want to spoil anything for you if you haven’t seen it or tell too much. I’ll simply say that I’m going to see it again – because it’s a movie you have to see twice. I’ll also say it struck a chord deep within me and that chord is that the Word of God is precious. Absolutely precious. There is no other book like it. Devour it!

The Future of Movies

Yesterday I spoke of my love for movies. I found this article from the Wall Street Journal interesting.

Here’s a brief part of the article: “Get ready for a lot more ways to catch a movie. Hollywood studios and tech companies are rolling out a host of innovations that will change the way we experience films at home and in theaters. They’ve already begun to serve up DVDs that let you chat with other people who are watching the same movie. They’re also sprucing up theaters with crystal-clear screens and amenities like cozier seats and restaurant-quality food.

Coming soon: kiosks that can burn a copy of a movie while you wait, from a library of thousands of titles. The industry is also working on ways to easily send movies from gadget to gadget — so you might download a movie on your iPhone and stream it onto your TV.

Down the road, expect new ways to easily store digital movies online, so you can access them from any computer, anytime. We might also get theaters filled with dozens of speakers for super-sharp sound, as well as much more lifelike animated characters.”

Go HERE for more details on what’s to come.

The Soloist

Want to know me… or know me better? Know that I LOVE movies. I see matinee movies, midnight movies, back-to-back movies, dollar movies, IMAX movies, sneak-peak movies. I LOVE movies. God speaks to me through movies – always has. Want to reach me? Speak my language? Move me? Do it through a movie. That’s why I’m excited to be sending one of my interns to Hollywood.

The Soloist

Anyway, there is a movie that has got my attention and I’ve started to tell my friends about it. It features two of my favorite actors: Jamie Foxx (a gifted actor, comedian and musician) and Robert Downey, Jr. The movie is called “The Soloist” and looks like a great film. I can’t wait to see it. Spread the word!


On another note, I am thrilled to have our Christmas production out of the way. It went well. We had some power outages due to wind for the 2 hours leading up to the first show, but miraculously they stopped once it was go-time. We do have Christmas Eve services, but they should be relatively light and simple. Tonight we have our Worship & Arts Christmas Party and will be watching a highlight video of the past year. Should be fun.