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  • Blog Post: Christmas Is Here: A Conversation With Brandon Heath

    There are two types of people in the world: those who listen to Christmas music before Thanksgiving and those who wait until the day after Thanksgiving to partake in the music of the most wonderful time of the year. Singer/songwriter Brandon Heath is one of the latter, and he’s very adamant about...
  • Blog Post: Your Turn: What 'Doctor Who' Can Teach Us About Romance

    by Nathan Marchand "I like weddings," the Doctor said once. And so do the Whovians of Boundless! What's a Whovian? It's a fan of the long-running British science fiction TV series "Doctor Who." I'm one of many who read Boundless. Just read the comments on this...
  • Blog Post: ‘Don Jon’ and the Damage Porn Does

    The influence, prevalence and acceptance of pornography in our culture has been spreading for decades now. And for much of that time, Christians have been at the forefront of describing and decrying porn’s pernicious effects upon those who use it. (More recently, we as the church have also begun...
  • Blog Post: Roaring Lambs

    Motte's latest post instantly reminded me of Bob Briner's book, Roaring Lambs . The book's purpose is to talk about the way Christians should view and, most importantly, interact with culture. The book even tell us to (gasp!) influence the culture. Roaring Lambs is all about finding that...
  • Blog Post: Do Your Own Emmy Awards

    While channel-surfing last night, I flipped by the Primetime Emmys. I didn't stay there long. These things have always had parts I find hard to watch. (Their lame attempts at humorous skits and dialogue are particularly embarrassing.) But I used to keep it on in the background waiting to see if any...
  • Blog Post: Directing a "Prince" of a Film

    Someday my prince will come ... and that day is May 16. That is the release date of Prince Caspian, the second Chronicles of Narnia film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media. Mark Moring of Christianity Today interviewed Andrew Adamson, the film's director. Adamson directed...
  • Blog Post: Christians and Reality Shows

    How would you expect Christians to come across in reality shows? The pressure for Christians can be especially strong in shows like The Amazing Race , that often position them as Christians and zoom in on the prayers they pray before jumping off a waterfall (or whatever death-defying roadblock they have...
  • Blog Post: Flee Sexual Immorality (Sex and the City, That Includes You)

    Recently I wrote an article about world-friendliness. In it, I talked about how my media choices don't always line up with my beliefs. Honestly, sometimes shows that promote values vastly different from mine seem pretty attractive. In discussing this disconnect, I gave the example of a professing...
  • Blog Post: Rethinking the Public Restroom

    I don't know how I missed this yesterday, but apparently a winner was announced in the Best American Restroom contest. And the winner is Jungle Jim's International Market. I was a little bummed to see that the entry from a restaurant in Flushing, MI didn't win (that would have made for some...
  • Blog Post: The Proof Is In The Pudding

    Um, no it's not. The proof of the pudding is in the eating. Oh, and you want to have your cake and eat it too? Not me. I want to eat my cake ... and have it too. After that, I'm taking a nap.
  • Blog Post: Elvis at 72

    Yesterday, Elvis Presley would have turned 72. Instead, this year marks the 30th anniversary of his death. I remember when Elvis died and how much my dad mourned his passing. At the time, I wondered what the tragedy was since Elvis appeared past his prime and since 42 seemed like a fairly ripe age to...
  • Blog Post: Rocktober

    For those of you who don't know, the bloggers of the Boundless Line live in Colorado. And, in case you haven't heard, the Colorado Rockies just happen to be in the World Series. Suddenly this state has thousands of avid baseball fans who are rushing to the stores to buy as much black and...
  • Blog Post: Raquel Welch Says the Sexual Revolution's Gone Too Far

    When the sexual revolution really got going in the 60s and 70s, no one was a bigger sex symbol than Raquel Welch: She made her name showing her body. And now even she thinks it's all gone too far. Way, way too far. Writing on CNN's Website , Welch bemoans the social decline that's gone...
  • Blog Post: Facebook Is Stalking Me

    I think there is a difference between not being on Facebook and being anti-Facebook. I am the former, but not the latter. Actually, that's not true. I am not the former either. I did join Facebook two years ago in response to a youth group reunion page. But my page has sat empty and lonely ever...
  • Blog Post: It Was Thirty Years Ago Today

    August 16, 1977 was a day of mourning in my house. My dad must have played all of his Elvis records while listening to news about the King's premature death. This was the biggest in a series of rock star deaths that marked the seventies. It was a death my dad took very personally. Just shy of his...
  • Blog Post: New Stuff Tuesday

    Does anyone know why CDs and DVDs are released on Tuesdays? Like for instance, today's the day Hollywood released The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and the Blu-Ray version of Ferris Bueller's Day Off --a movie I'm depressed to say I saw at the theaters before some of our readers were...
  • Blog Post: Fireproof: Informed Opinions Are Good Opinions

    Some of you have seen the movie Fireproof . I'd like to share with those who haven't yet seen it the comments from those who have seen it. These are all taken from Boundless Line blog posts " Watching 'Fireproof' " and " Kirk Cameron Made Me Cry ." Laurie wrote...
  • Blog Post: It's Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Middle-Earth

    It's not often that I disagree with Suzanne. But in this case, I do. And vehemently. In an article published on Boundless back in 2004, " Surviving Christmas Without the Lord of the Rings ," Suzanne bemoaned her first Christmas break in three years that didn't include a new release...
  • Blog Post: Unfortunate Lessons Girls Learn From Twilight

    Let's put my monster disclaimer right here at the top. I have not read Twilight . Not any of the series. Not seen any of the movies. The full extent of my Twilight knowledge was when I went and saw Julie and Julia . As I settled down into my seat with my blissful popcorn-and-M & M's-combo...
  • Blog Post: The 2008 Olympic Games

    I am loving the Olympics! If I don't blog (or sleep or eat or socialize at all) much in the next two weeks it is probably because I am glued to my TV set. For some reason, I just can't get enough of watching athletes flipping on four-inch-wide beams or smashing volleyballs in each other's...
  • Blog Post: Happy 20th for Adventures in Odyssey

    Any past or current Adventures in Odyssey fans out there? If so, you may have already heard that this month is AIO's 20th birthday. If you go to http://www.whitsend.org/20/ you can join in on the brithday celebration. While you're there, you can sign up for The 12 Days of Christmas iPod Giveaway...
  • Blog Post: The Lure of Celebrity Sin

    If you have Explorer, you probably signed on a few hours ago and were greeted by this headline on MSN.com: "The Seven Deadly Sins of Life." And for a split second maybe you wondered: Is this a religious message? Are they talking about my life? But then it went on: Lust, pride, greed...
  • Blog Post: Reading Should Be Child's Play

    Few things seem worse than a vacancy on my nightstand. To not have good books to read feels like not having any friends. Usually I have a stack of books there. But an article I read a few weeks back has me rethinking my list of must-reads. In it, the author chided Americans for not reading enough...
  • Blog Post: Listening to Music for God’s Glory

    I'm told that, "whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God" (1 Cor. 10: 31). So, as a musician who listens to music, I find myself pondering how I might do so for "the glory of God." I suppose I could keep from listening to music that tempts...
  • Blog Post: "When I Sing, I Become Beautiful"

    Several years ago, I saw a made-for-TV-movie about P.T. Barnum --the famed American showman from the 1800's who founded the circus that would later go on to become the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus. I remember very little of it, except for one particular scene. In the movie...