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Archive for December, 2005
This post is more a meditation rather than a review on the DVD version of the 2004 Film, “The Forgotten.” As such, it contains spoilers almost from the start. If you have not seen the film yet and have plans to do so, please read no further. If you have not seen the film and do not plan to do so, read on. I hope I can change your mind. If you have seen the film, I encourage you to read on whether you liked it or not. I hope to put a different perspective on the movie than what I have read in reviews thus far.
Looks like a good set of panels to use just at the close of the Old Year. (To see all the previous posts of the Joshua’s People cartoons, click on the tab marked “Joshua’s People Gallery” on the side bar.)
I have often wondered what form Caine would take in the present time if he was a Christian.
Well, now I have found him. He is disguised as Willie Pham, a janitor who works in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at University Hospitals of Cleveland. Instead of the sign of the dragon and tiger peaking out from the forearms of his shirt sleeves though, Willie has the marks of Christ shining from his spirit and his life.
In honor of Advent, 2005 I did a series of studies/meditations on the visit of the Astrologers/Magi as recorded in Matthew 2:1-3. As a aid to readers, I am setting up this page as an index to the 6 parts of the series. The series was titled “Advent of the (Rival) King.” Its purpose was [...]
Perhaps I should define a “culvert” as a “ditch” for those not raised in the country. To see all the posts for Joshua’s People so far, click on the “Joshua’s People Gallery” tab on the side bar.
I think no better Christmas song has been written than “O Holy Night.” The lyricist, Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure, composed the piece on a request from his parish priest in 1847. The religious instruction must have been outstanding within that church. How many that attend our churches, be the Catholic, Orthodox, or Protestant, would have the knowledge to compose such a work?
The previous posts on Matt. 2:1-3 concentrated on the actions of the Magi/Astrologers and their cultural significance. This essay with instead view the reactions of Herod and, indeed, the entire city of Jerusalem.
When I developed this strip, the idea was to have Hip Pockets and Fomp always act out the 1940′s detective and gangster movies when they were together. I thought I would make it a recurring joke/theme much like Snoopy and the Red Baron. (Always steal from the best is my motto.) Then I found, much [...]
My last essay on the Astrologers/Magi who visited Christ was done with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek (in case you were wondering). Despite the humor, what I hope the post did get across was the peril this visit of the Magi represented. Their lives would have been in jeopardy due to their desire to “worship” the new King of the Judeans. Such a goal would have been a highly treasonous act on three fronts. It would have represented a marked disloyalty to their countries of origin. It would have been a dangerously personal affront to the reigning king of Jerusalem. It would have ignored the edicts and policies of Rome itself.