Did you know that Spike Lee was asked to create a story for a video game? What am I talking about? It’s called NBA 2K16 Livin’ Da Dream. How did I find out? I came across it, on a YouTube channel that I regularly follow. I typically don’t watch regular basketball or play a video game about it.
However, the idea of Spike Lee writing a story for this popular game caught my interest. On October 4, I watched the last part of the built in movie and it is a heart wrencher. I’ve seen a Spike Lee movie or two and I’m not surprised at his handling of the issues. Continue reading “Be A Source of Light”
As I consider this last part of my “Don’t Forget the OIIL” series, a mental recording clicks in my brain. The voice is that of certain YouTuber that I know.
“Watch your mouth, boy!” warns the young man, to his audience of teens and early twenty something. It is often connected with something that can go in an unwanted direction. At the same time, it’s done with a touch of humor.
As I consider the recording, I toyed with the idea of changing the title to “Don’t Forget the OIIL: Watch Your Mouth!” James 3:11 and an old fountain came to mind. Should a fountain send forth, both sweet and bitter water?
How does this relate to creating content for a blog or YouTube? Continue reading “Don’t Forget the OIIL: Language”
Today, I am writing a Tale of Two Smarts. I trust you will enjoy it. Is it a take on Charles Dickens “A Tale of Two Cities”? A Tale of Two Smarts is not a work of fiction and it doesn’t take place in the French Revolutionary War. However, there are some similarity and you will see what I’m talking about. Continue reading “A Tale Of Two Smarts”
It’s a dangerous thing to step outside your door. For once you place your feet upon the road; you never know where it will take you. Though I have not visited anyplace nearly fantastic as Rivendale or Gondor; I can certainly agree with that wise old hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.
If you missed it, the above is a partial quote from Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien. Like Bilbo and Frodo, I’ve been on a journey for the past few months. Like Bilbo, I am far from dead. Where have I been to? Let’s put it this way. It certainly wasn’t to Mordor or anything like that. Continue reading “A Spiritual Journey”
For the past few days, I’ve been tracking a debate about video games, YouTube and YouTube entertainers. As I read the tweets found on Twitter, a question formed in the back of my mind. How can I contribute to the ongoing debate?
Outside of Minecraft, I rarely play any video games. I am simply not a gamer or I’d have created a YouTube channel dedicated to gaming. How did I get wrapped up in this debate? Though I’m not a gamer, I follow certain YouTube gaming personalities and I listen to their comments on Twitter.
What can I contribute to this raging debate? For YouTubers, parents and fans, I will point you to this old piece of advice. It’s found in an old letter and its advice is quite solid. How so? Continue reading “I Just Want To Play!”
Let’s face it. YouTube is one of the fastest growing arenas for entertainment. It is also a great place to find help on a variety of topics. Did you know there are hurting people seeking help, with depression or plain stress? Would you believe that Christians can have a powerful impact through something like a video game? Continue reading “Let’s Support Christian YouTubers”
A few weeks ago, I got to see “Heaven Is For Real” with some friends. After I watched the movie, it seems a good movie to talk about.
What is “Heaven Is For Real”? It’s a movie starring Greg Kinnear. He plays the father of a little boy, named Colton. Connor Corum plays the role of Todd’s son, Colton.
Unless you have been hiding under a rock, there is a good chance that you have heard of this movie. For me, it has been the subject of many pleasant conversations. It seems a nice move about the reality of Heave; as seen through the eyes of a four year old little boy.
Did you know that this film has stirred up some controversy? I’ll explain it, shortly.
Continue reading “Is Heaven For Real? Thoughts On The Movie”