Archives for 2.13.08

two posts on culture you should read

My friend, Kent Brandenburg, has two posts on culture you should read. A few days ago, I put out a call for a theology of culture. The topic is a daunting one, but I’d like to commend these two posts to you. Unbeknownst to me, Kent was planning to write on this as I was writing my own piece. I think that was providential, whatever else some might call it.

I hope you will take a look at these. The Bible has a lot to say about culture and our relationship to it.


I know it’s true, I saw it on TV

A science script consultant tells all in “My life as an advisor to  TV and film“…

In general, I’ve found that producers of comedy have less interest in adhering to the facts than those involved in dramas.


Even on the dramas, however, a cherished scientific truth will sometimes have to be discarded in order to enable an essential story development, such as a normally three-week-long forensic DNA analysis that’s fictionally done in one hour for the sake of plot pacing. In truth, few will ever notice these gaffs. As one TV producer told me, the number of Ph.D. scientists watching his show accounts for no more than 0.00001% of the Nielsen rating audience.


speaking of outrage

Here is an interesting post critiquing Christianity Today’s reporting of the recent ‘dis-invitation’ of an emerging church speaker at Cedarville.

The critique comes from a blog called “From the Lighthouse“. From the Lighthouse is the blog of Lighthouse Trails Publishing. The publishing company appears to be the work primarily of a couple named Dave and Deborah Dombroski. I don’t know a lot more about these individuals than appears on their web site, but their articles seem credible and dispassionate.

Does anyone know more about this organization?