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Aug
20

The Idolatry of Celebrity

The Idolatry of Celebrity It’s a strange thing about celebrity. Nearly everyone dreams of being really famous…until they are. Then they usually hate it. Celebrities┬áhire publicists and marketing gurus to help them build their brand identity, and widen their exposure. However, once they have achieved a high level of recognition, they retreat into their private cocoons, and begin a futile battle against the Paparazzi,...
Dec
5

Genius: The Legacy of John Lennon (Movie Review)

Genius: The Legacy of John Lennon (Movie Review) “Genius” is a new and chilling movie based on the life and tragic murder of John Lennon. The Producer of the Los Angeles-based film company, Ray Comfort, said, “It’s chilling because it reveals what people will do for money. There are ordinary people out there who would kill you. All they need is the right amount of money and the belief that they won’t get caught.” Ken...
Dec
28

Matisyahu Reexamines his Faith

Matisyahu Reexamines his Faith World-famous Reggae / Hip Hop artist, Matisyahu, shocked his fans recently by posting a picture of a freshly shaved version of himself on Twitter. Most people don’t make news when they shave, but this iconic pop star has become known for his close ties to Hasidic Judaism, and his traditional, almost Orthodox garb. This surprised many of his fans.   His explanation on his website said: “No...
May
24

The Gospel According to Bob Dylan

Today is Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday. The outspoken “prophet” of the turbulent 1960’s has never ceased to be an enigma to many of his friends, and adversaries. During the “Jesus Movement” Dylan found his way into a California Vineyard church and began studying the Bible. Dylan attended a course held at the Vineyard School of Discipleship, which ran four days a week over...
Apr
13

“Your Own Personal Jesus?”

“Your Own Personal Jesus?” Originally recorded by Depeche Mode and later by Johnny Cash and the anti-Christian icon, Marilyn Manson (among others), the song “Your Own Personal Jesus” has been ranked #368 in Rolling Stone’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”, and was voted as one of the “100 Greatest Songs Ever” in Q magazine. I am posting the Johnny Cash version of the song,...

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