I like netflix. I'm a fan. I quit using their DVD service this fall and lately I've been streaming the content instead. I was a bit concerned about lack of access to new releases (especially since Blockbuster seems to have vanished entirely from the face of Long Island) but the truth is, I've been trying to read more lately anyhow and there's a LOT of content available for streaming.
So I'm cruising through the menu a few weeks ago when I saw a Bruce Lee movie I had never seen. It's called Game of Death. Fans of martial arts movies are ...
James Bond Obsession
** Heads up: there is absolutely zero spiritual content in the following entry.
Unless discussing James Bond somehow brings you closer to God.
Which is decidedly possible.
I got a couple of gift cards for Christmas this year, which I used to complete my collection of James Bond films. I now own all of the 22 movies in the series, plus the extra non-canonical 'Never Say Never Again,' which is basically a remake of Thunderball.
There are many of the films I haven't seen yet and I'm having a great time slowly working my way through the set. I intend to stretch this out ...
Even if you're not an NBA fan, you've probably heard the name 'Jeremy Lin.' And you've probably suffered through many of the bad puns that his name has given birth to. But you may not know the back story.
Simply by virtue of the fact that he's one of the few Chinese players in the NBA, Lin has a huge following in the Asian community. Earlier this year, he was thrust into the limelight after leading the Knicks on a 7 game winning streak.
Lin had been cut by the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors. He was sent down to ...
First World Problems
This past Sunday at True North, we wrapped up a message series called "How to Be Rich." If you missed it, you can check out the audio here, at our message archive.
It was a pretty heavy three weeks and I got a ton of positive feedback on it, which really encouraged me because talking about money always sets me off balance.
We talked at length about how blessed we are and how no matter what, we're all convinced that we're broke and that "rich" is a title for someone else. The truth is, if you live indoors, you have indoor plumbing, ...
Well, it’s been an absolutely insane couple of weeks. I am exhausted. Really, really extremely tired, emotionally and physically.
The Troogle series is kicking my butt. I never imagined it would be this difficult to talk about this kinda stuff. Coupled with that has been a HUGE spike in counseling needs. This is not a complaint, ya’ll. I love it and I’m glad to help when I can, but it can be a bit overwhelming at times.
And sitting atop it all like a big fat cherry has been a neverending series of phone calls between attourneys, lending institutions and insurance companies to line up the closing of a certain property at 366 Terryville Road, which took place today.
Priase the Lord!! I mean, seriously. Praise God for who He is and for the AMAZING things that He is doing at True North. I know it sounds cheesy, but walking into the building after the papers were signed – it actually felt different.
God is astounding.
In more local news, the Knicks have ended their season unceremoniously missing the playoffs. It was a great season and they’re a fun team to watch, but they’ve got some obstacles to climb over.
And the Rangers? Wow. What can I say? A four game sweep of the Atlanta Thrashers. Brutal. Some of our staff spent time in their arena for the Passion conference in January. Others will be back in Atlanta for an event called Thirsty in two weeks.
Yeah baby, that’s right. You heard it here first on The Right Thing.
Not only is the David Crowder*Band in the studio recording a new record, entitled Remedy, but they are in fact, going to be joined in the studio by none other than the Motor City Madman himself, Ted Nugent.
What? You dont’ know who Ted Nugent is? You don’t know his music? Never heard of this former-rock-star-womanizer-turned-faithful-husband-and-gun-control-lobby-antagonist? You missed the MTV reality TV show “Surviving Nugent?”
Click here for a closer look into Nuge World. But be warned: Nuge World is not for the faint of heart. He’s got some pretty out-there opinions and some of the stuff he believes is most certainly NOT the right thing.
He is, however, a rock legend (a title perhaps a bit underserved in my humble opinion) and a pop culture icon. Political stuff aside, it is most definitely cool that he would hook up with the Crowder Band.