Thursday, July 24, 2008

Movie of the Year

a Biblical thought...
Servants in the church are to be committed to their spouses, attentive to their own children, and diligent in looking after their own affairs. Those who do this servant work will come to be highly respected, a real credit to this Jesus-faith. (1 Tim 3:13)

a Book thought...
Very often when the inevitable failure of consumerism occurs, the worldview that gets thrown out the door is the Christian worldview; and many attempt to arrive at happiness by ferociously pursuing consumerism without any Christian ethic of restraint. (p71 Sayers)
a Dave thought...
I have just been to see "Salute" and just as everyone promised it is an incredibly moving documentary about the 1968 Olympic games that every Aussie Salvo must see. There are so many positive references to Peter Norman's upbringing as a Salvationist and pictures of him and his wife both in uniform. The founder is quoted as Peter said he was taught from an early age to 'go for souls and go for the worst'. He talks about the great Christian upbringing he had and how his grandparents were Salvation Army officers. The most memorable part for me though is the fact that both of the black American athletes had an amazing respect for Peter's beliefs and his willingness to stand up for the oppressed. Peter passed away on October 3, 2006 but as the ultimate sign of respect both Tommie Smith and John Carlos made their way down to Melbourne for the funeral and carried the casket out of the hall. Instead of wasting your money on Batman do yourself a favour and see the movie of the year "Salute"- you won't be disappointed.

Just a thought.

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