Roman J Israel, Esq.

Denzel Washington stars as Roman J. Israel, Esq. in the self titled film.  Washington wears frumpy outdated suits and rocks an afro as he portrays a legal activist that denies himself to serve others.  The wardrobe is a constant reminder that Roman spends none of his income on trendy clothes.  Israel’s apartment is just as meager,Continue reading “Roman J Israel, Esq.”

Eddie the Eagle, Clumsy but Effective

Young Eddie Edwards dreams of participating in the Olympics but must overcome dodgy knees, a host of detractors, and fear to reach his goal.  Eddie the Eagle shares his inspiring story. The Clumsy Taron Egerton Channels Adam Sandler? The film starts with two younger versions of Eddie before we meet Taron Egerton who carries theContinue reading “Eddie the Eagle, Clumsy but Effective”

Why Should Christians Be Like Palm Trees?

The Bible can seem obscure at times, declaring “The righteous will flourish like a palm tree.”  What are we supposed to do with that?  Don’t be stumped (tree humor).  Let’s unearth the wisdom of this passage. Start With Context When a phrase or verse is confusing start by reading the neighboring verses.  If need be,Continue reading “Why Should Christians Be Like Palm Trees?”

Tyler, The Creator: Flower Boy

Tyler, The Creator releases a thoughtful album in Flower Boy, covering the limits of materialism, the value of relationships, and the precious nature of time.  Using a poetry slam style Tyler, The Creator delivers fierce lyrics on top of gentle music. Limits of Materialism The lead track “Foreward” questions the fulfillment one can find inContinue reading “Tyler, The Creator: Flower Boy”

4 Promises In The Stars

In the beginning God created; on the fourth day He created stars.  Creation has a unique purpose to glorify God and remind us of our Creator.  Here are 4 lessons from the stars: An Infinite God Cares For Me Whether you’re on a camping trip or on a rooftop in the city, looking into theContinue reading “4 Promises In The Stars”

Run the Jewels: RTJ3

El-P and Killer Mike combine forces to create Run the Jewels, also known as RTJ.  RTJ3 is the third studio album released by the pair. Great Sound Fast moving beats incorporate a variety of sound effects and utilize voice drops from Martin Luther King Jr., Rod Serling of the Twilight Zone, and a deranged pastor.  ThisContinue reading “Run the Jewels: RTJ3”

Mara Einstein: Black Ops Advertising

I’ve always been intrigued by advertising tactics, which led me to Mara Einstein’s book Black Ops Advertising.  Mara starts her writing by revisiting an era when companies simply placed ads on the most popular radio/television/newspaper outlets describing the product’s benefits.  Over time, inundated audiences started avoiding commercials. In today’s entertainment atmosphere it’s no longer sufficientContinue reading “Mara Einstein: Black Ops Advertising”

Does Jason Pierre-Paul help Shaquem Griffin get drafted?

There’s a great, athletic linebacker from Florida!  Yawn.  He’s 6’1”, weighs 239 pounds and blazed a 4.38 40 yard dash (the fastest time in this year’s linebacker group) and cranked out 20 repetitions of 225 pounds on the bench press.  Okay, I’m listening.  He was the American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year hisContinue reading “Does Jason Pierre-Paul help Shaquem Griffin get drafted?”