• movies,  pop culture,  Uncategorized

    Friday fluff-“as seen on TV”

    Have you ever been to a place you’ve seen on TV or in the movies your whole life? Was it as cool as you thought it would be when you went there? Recently a friend tagged me in a photo of this: This is a frozen banana stand on Balboa Island. For those of you who aren’t familar with the show Arrested Development the characters in the show own a frozen banana stand & talk a lot about family responsibilities in staffing said banana stand. My friend wrote under the picture: “balboa island is just how i imagined it. (it’s where lucille lives on arrested development.) hello george michael bluth!”…

  • inner world,  jesus,  movies,  pop culture,  Uncategorized

    finding my voice in Adventureland

    Recently Dave and I watched adventureland the latest flick from the Judd Apatow click directed by Greg Mottola who worked with Apatow on Superbad. While I’ve seen most of Apatow’s movies- (I actually went into labor the night my husband and I saw Knocked Up in the theatre) this was much more of a dark comedy than we expected it to be.  Most of the Apatow crew movies are coming of age stories cloaked in raunchy earthy humor & I think one of the reasons they’re so popular are because of the sweetness that lies interspersed with the ahem, earthiness. In Adventureland, set in the 1980’s the main character Jesse…

  • friendship,  inner world,  movies,  pop culture,  Uncategorized

    I love you, man! (the sermon)

    What do Peter Klaven from “I love you, man”  and Peter from scripture have in common? Take a listen to my blog post today & find out! This is about a 15 minute long “sermonette” that I had to preach for a class I took this past spring at Wheaton Graduate School on the Gospel & pop culture.  This was by far one of my favorite classes, mostly because I love pop culture and watching movies.  Our professor Rick Richardson even gave us popcorn money for this class assignment- how sweet is that?! Our groups in class had to pick a movie & discuss the spiritual themes behind it.  This…