Preaching at Thornlie CofC tonight. I am using a bit from the Narnia movie as an illustration, while I was getting this out I saw 2 movies that I thought I might watch over the weekend.
1. The Architect – Not a ‘fun’ movie. THE ARCHITECT is a film based on a play by David Grieg that deals with social class dichotomy, lack of communication in families, gender confrontations in youths, and coming to grips with decisions of the past that later haunt. Made on a budget less than a million dollars and shot in twenty days, this unique little movie packs a wallop in the most secretive and subtle way.
2. Conversations With God. Not what I would call a riveting movie, but interesting. Sometimes I thought “This is hogwash, new age” Then I thought, “That theology works for me”, then I thought…well have a look if you get sick and have to watch a heap of movies one day!
This is a true story, here is what Wikipedia says –
Conversations with God (sometimes abbreviated as “CwG”) is a sequence of nine books written by Neale Donald Walsch. Each book is written as a dialogue in which Walsch asks questions and “God” answers. Walsch claims that these dialogues are truly inspired by God.
The first book of the Conversations with God series, “Conversations with God, Book 1: An Uncommon Dialogue,” appeared on bookshelves in 1995, and quickly became a publishing phenomenon. Publishers Weekly reported this first book staying on the New York Times Best-Sellers List for 137 weeks (over two and a half years). The succeeding volumes in the trilogy also appeared prominently on the New York Times Best-Sellers List.
The author describes the inception of the books as follows: at a low period in his life, Walsch wrote an angry, imaginary letter to God asking questions about why his life wasn’t working. After writing down all of his questions, the author claimed in his interview with Larry King he heard a voice over his right shoulder say: “Do you really want an answer to all these questions or are you just venting?” Though when he turned around he saw no one there, Walsch felt answers to his questions filling his mind and decided to write them down. The ensuing “dialogue” became the Conversations with God books.