October 22, 2010

A Great Article on Corporate Election

Dr. Brian Abasciano has written an absolutely fantastic article in response to Dan Wallace on the issue of Corporate Election. For those of you who are interested, here's a link:
Dr. Brian Abasciano Responds To Dr. Dan Wallace On The Issue Of Corporate Election

October 2, 2010


Hey everyone, I just wanted to do a bit of a personal update, since things have been fairly blank here for a while.

First of all, my wife is currently 3 months pregnant for our first child :D. So that's really exciting. I'm a guy, so I don't know how to talk about this... so I'll just move on.

Second, I don't know if I've mentioned this on my blog, but I got a new job a few months ago working with people with developmental disabilities. It is a really good job, and the agency has a spiritual care department which I hope to be able to transfer into within the next couple of years. If, at some point, I don't really think that is going to happen, I intend to start looking for a chaplaincy position, but I'll wait at least three years before really pursuing that. I would rather move within this organization since I really like it.

Third, and this is completely unrelated, I've often talked about having "a list" of movies that I really need or want to see. I've never really composed such a list... until now! Some are on the list because, as a lover of film, that are landmark movies that are important for reference. Others are on there because I just flat out want to see them. Then there are a couple that I'm just a tad curious about. So I thought I would print it here and see if anyone has any other films I should probably add (I know there are some, but I only compiled this list in 15 minutes):

* seen it before (or part of it) but don't remember it well
  • *All About Eve
  • Blade Runner
  • * Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • Book of Eli
  • The Bridge Over the River Kwai
  • Bringing Up Baby (Cary Grant and K Hepburn)
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • * Casablanca
  • Die Hard 2 & 4 (Because I've seen 1 & 3)
  • Dr. Strangelove
  • * Enter the Dragon
  • Godfather
  • Gone With the Wind
  • The Good, the Bad, And the Ugly
  • The Greatest Story Ever Told
  • Iron Man II
  • The Lady Eve
  • Laurence of Arabia
  • Mad Max
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Modern Times (Chaplin)
  • One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest
  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
  • * Pink Panther
  • Point Break
  • Raging Bull
  • * Roman Holiday
  • The Searchers
  • Seven Samurai
  • Sunset Blvd
  • Thank You For Smoking
  • The Third Man
  • Toy Story 3
  • Tron
Important or interesting film, but not really sure if I should and/or want to see it
  • 12 Monkeys
  • 2001 A Space Oddessy
  • *Animal House
  • Annie Hall
  • Butterfly Effect (People tell me that its bad, but I'm curious about time paradox stories)
  • The Graduate
  • Green Hornet
  • House of the Flying Daggers
  • Inception
  • Inherit the Wind (I want to see it for masochistic reasons)
  • Kick "butt" (From what I understand, there is a lot of cursing and violence.)
  • Saving Private Ryan (Again, a lot of violence)
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Watchmen