No. Blow Your Horn!

The gods must be crazy in Indonesia. From the BBC:

Indonesian police have confiscated a sex toy from a remote village after its inhabitants and some on social media mistook it for an “angel”. The doll was found in March floating in the sea by a fisherman in the Banggai islands in Sulawesi province. […]

From The Trailer Park - Last Days in the Desert

An imagined chapter from Jesus’ forty days of fasting and praying in the desert. On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus struggles with the Devil over the fate of a family in crisis.

Stars Ewan McGregor, Ciaran Hinds (Rome), Ayelet Zuhrer (Daredevil). Directed by Rodrigo Garcia (Albert Nobbs).

Earth Hour

At Threedonia World HQ we lit a wee fire to save electricity. You’re Gaia-dam right we did.

From The Trailer Park -- The Young Messiah

Keeping on the centurion theme re. Jesus, Sean Been rocks his role in an adaptation of Anne Rice’s “Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt.” Had the honor of seeing a screening of this a couple weeks ago, and writer-director Cyrus Nowrasteh and his co-writer wife Betsy succeed where far too many Christian filmmakers fail: gifting […]

From The Trailer Park - Risen

The story of Jesus’ resurrection, told through the eyes of a Roman Centurion.

Stars Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Cliff Curtis. Directed by Kevin Reynolds (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, The Count of Monte Cristo).

From The Trailer Park - Greater

The story of Brandon Burlsworth, “possibly the greatest walk-on in the history of college football.”

Stars Neal McDonough, Michael Parks, International Film and Television Star Nick Searcy.

Frohe Weihnachten!

In case anyone’s looking for one last infusion of the holiday spirit, check out this great flashmob that happened at an airport in Germany recently.

I hope you all had a wonderful and blessed holiday.

I Saw Mommy Digitally Rendering Santa Claus

Behold the real face of Saint Nick (or at least our best approximation of it), as a result of a thorough scientific analysis of his skull and other data gathered.

“Using this data, the medical artist used state-of-the-art computer software to develop the model of St. Nicholas. The virtual clay was sculpted on […]

The Fading Cross: Christianity in European Cinema #CriterionBlogathon

(This is my entry for the Criterion Blogathon, which looks at films in the Criterion Collection.)

There’s no question that the 20th century, particularly the second half, was when Christianity saw a major decline as a political, social and cultural force in Europe.

It’s not hard to understand why: with two generations largely […]

Missing Christians

Whatever your views of the brouhaha over Syrian refugees (and many of them are refugees — which colors the debate over, but does not resolve the issues involved with whether or not to take them in) there is no doubt that the group is mostly Muslim even though Syria’s total population was 10% Christian […]