“Being disciples of Jesus means serving him as Lord in every sphere of our lives, secular as well as spiritual, public as well as private, in deeds as well as words, and in every moment of our days on earth, always reaching out as He did to those who are lost as well as to the poor, the sick, the hungry, the oppressed, the socially despised, and being faithful stewards of creation and our fellow-creatures.”—An Evangelical Manifesto, 2008
“Authentic Christianity — the Christianity of Christ and his apostles — is supernatural Christianity. It is not a tame and harmless ethic, consisting of a few moral platitudes, spiced with a dash of religion. It is rather a resurrection religion, a life lived by the power of God.”—
A resurrection religion, a life lived by the power of God.
“One of the great dangers for Christians and for the world is that we are far, far too religious. We go to religious movies, we eat religious cookies, and we wear religious underwear that is far too tight. Our problem is that we spend too much time in church and far too little time in “the world.” Jesus said that we are like leaven, and that’s true. As someone has said, though, we have become a “lump of leaven,” and lumps of leaven are no good to anybody. Don’t get me wrong. I’m religious too. The problem is that the Holy Spirit isn’t.”—Steve Brown, What Was I Thinking?
People seem to like it, so I thought I’d give it a try.
I really enjoyed it. At times, of course, I was thinking “what on earth is happening oh my gosh this is messed what does it mean did that just happen.” Particularly at the end. But! after Google-ing “Donnie Darko explanation” and finding this, I feel a bit better.
I still haven’t decided if it’s really supposed to be time travel or if it’s all meant to be a dream. And that’s okay. I like films with confusing endings, because it gives me an excuse to watch them again and again. I do feel like it will make a whole lot more sense the second time around (because I do plan on watching it again sometime soon).
Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal are awesome, by the way.
“Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.”—Bruce Lee