Monday, November 14, 2011

Voting for the Best Candidate!

Your vote counts. Each weekend, millions of Americans go to the box office and vote for the movies they think are worthy of being model examples for the kinds of movies they would like to see in future 'elections'. Eric Bumpus talks with CFS contributor Mikel Wisler about how your dollar matters and what you can do to ensure better movies are made.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Light of the World- “Morality”


Warning: This post contains images and references which may be offensive to some. If you are easily offended by images and words of a sexual nature, please refrain from reading further!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Light of the World- Truth in Advertising


Title: Light of the World Truth in Advertising

I was seriously contemplating taking the week off from blogging. I was having a hard time figuring out what to write about. I haven't watched any really interesting movies lately, and other than Terra Nova, my television viewing pretty much revolves around sports. I had other things I'd rather do, but then I saw a pair of commercials last night that I thought would be a great starting point.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Light of the World Terra Nova


It's that time of year again! Time for networks to unveil their fall TV lineups and introduce us to new shows and bring back our old favorites. Time for our friends at Fox to start a new series that will be preempted for three weeks by baseball never to return because they failed to gain a 10 share in the [archaic and ridiculous] Nielsen ratings.

Traditionally, I have boycotted Fox's new offerings because of this failing strategy.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Light of the World- The Joneses


WARNING- SPOILER ALERTS- THIS POST CONTAINS INFORMATION ABOUT THE PLOT OF THE JONESES THAT REVEALS INFORMATION ABOUT SCENES VITAL TO THE STORY. IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE FILM YET, BE WARNED THAT FURTHER READING WILL GIVE AWAY DETAILS ABOUT THE STORY AND MAY HINDER YOUR ABILITY TO FULLY ENJOY THE FILM.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Church Attacked by Suicide Bomber

Assist News reported this story yesterday, September 26th, 2011.
http://www.assistnews.net/Stories/2011/s11090168.htm

Let's pray that the fighting does not escalate and pray for the families who have lost loved ones in this attack.

Eric

Monday, September 26, 2011

Light of the World – Bar Rescue

I recently switched my schedule at work, which allows for consecutive days off for the first time in over three years! That's a positive in more ways than just allowing for the extra rest because I also have more time and energy to devote to writing. It also allows me to get my routine established for the week, and I'm pretty big on routine! My routine goes a little something like this: take the dog out, exercise, pray morning prayer and read the daily Mass readings, eat breakfast while watching SportsCenter/channel surfing, do chores and write/study/prepare lessons for Catechism.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Light of the World - The Debt

WARNING- SPOILER ALERTS- THIS POST CONTAINS INFORMATION ABOUT THE PLOT OF THE DEBT THAT REVEALS INFORMATION ABOUT SCENES VITAL TO THE STORY. IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE FILM YET, BE WARNED THAT FURTHER READING WILL GIVE AWAY DETAILS ABOUT THE STORY AND MAY HINDER YOUR ABILITY TO FULLY ENJOY THE FILM.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Light of the World - The Day That Fahrenheit 9/11 Changed the World

Ten years ago, we woke up to a different world. A world where peace and security were threatened by the actions of 19 men acting on behalf of a terrorist organization. When we woke up we wondered if and when the events we witnessed the day before could and would happen again. Ten years have come and gone since 9/11/01, and most Americans spent yesterday reflecting and reminiscing. I am no exception, and these are my reflections.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Entering the Third Act

Mikel Wisler, a contributor for CFS and a friend of mine, delivered a sermon today at his church in Quincy, MA. The sermon is titled, Entering the Third Act: When all Hope Seems Lost.

The original posting can be found here:
http://www.theriversouth.org/sermons/entering-the-third-act-when-all-hope-seems-lost

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Movies at Church? - The River Film Forum


Movies at Church??!

Eric Bumpus talks with CFS Contributor Mikel Wisler about his work in Boston, as the coordinator of the River Film Forum.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

When Christians Attack


Every now and then, a really important ideas comes about and provides us with a brand new way of looking at things. In the last year I have been exposed to one such idea. In January 2010, my wife and I started attending the Greater Boston Vineyard church in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Since then, we’ve become involved in helping plant another Vineyard church on the south shore of Boston. But my point here is that through the Greater Boston Vineyard, we were introduced to Pastor Dave Schmelzer. Appreciating his take on things as expressed through his sermons, my wife and I opted to pick up a little book he wrote by the title, Not the Religious Type: Confessions of a Turncoat Atheist (Illinois: Saltriver, 2008), in order to learn a little more about where he’s coming from. Both through his preaching, and through the chapter in his book titled, “How M. Scott Peck Saved My Life,” I was exposed to what may be referred to as “Stage 4 Theology.” And this idea has rather intriguing and far reaching affects, I suspect. So, I would like to take a moment to explore this a little more here as it related to the stated objective of CeaseFireStrategies to encourage positive Christian interaction with media and culture. Please note that all page references are to the above mentioned book by Schmelzer.