There were some good posts around this week, I really wish my favorite bloggers would post more…..Just Prayin’!
Kevin Greenlee wrote about why All Saints Day should be preferred to Reformation Day: All Saints Day Vs Reformation Day
Abram K-J had an excellent post on All Saints Day on St. Moses the Black (4th Century); he also wrote on the Septuagint: How to Read and Understand the Gottingen Septuagint: A short primer part 1
Joel took a break from writing his book to comment on Andrew Sullivan’s “silly” comments about the Confederacy making a comeback: Andy Sullivan Misses A Few Things With This Cold Civil War Bit. For the record, on my part, Andrew Sullivan may be crazy, but he’s right for the most part. The Confederacy is making a comeback, if you don’t notice certain governors of southern states bringing back Confederate History month, you are turning a color-blind eye to reality.
Lastly, Amanda Mac had her Theology Round up, which speaking of Confederacy, she linked to The Gospel Coalition’s post on Abraham Kuyper, which was silent on how his theology became used during South African apartheid. Not surprising given the TGC’s support for paleo-confederates like Douglas Wilson.
I wanted to take the time to say something about Disney buying Star Wars. First of all, if you think George Lucas has given in to his (nerdy) critics because of the “pre-quels,” I think you are delusional. Lucas cares nothing about fans say, stop giving yourself so much credit. I am curious to see where Disney takes Star Wars with the next trilogy, I will be watching with cautious eyes. My biggest fear is that the ideology and practices of the Sith will be watered down, because that’s what Disney does, waters down violence and angry speech to attract families to come to their movies. The Disney channel, on the other hand, hypocritically teaches young kids through shows like iCarly about how to be obsessed with dating and romance. I am concerned, but it is Disney, and they did do the Avengers. So, yeah, I’ll sit back and wait.
Give the Heir to the Empire trilogy a chance, (motivate me to read it since I own them)!!!!