Nefarious Documentary

Nefarious: Merchant of Souls Official Trailer from Exodus Cry on Vimeo.


Caleb and I watched this Friday night. It was eye-opening, engaging, and heart breaking. It put together very well and was quite informative about the global issue of sex traficking. It made me realize how big an issue this really is. I mean, I knew it was bad but there are so many layers; organized crime, poverty, money, selfishness. And it is as much a spiritual battle as anything. Basically everyone in the industry is wholeheartedly believing some sort of lie; whether it be that they're worthless, or that they're going to be fulfilled by getting rich. Really it's the stripping away of the dignity of human beings. At the root of it all is selfishness.

But there is hope. At the end of the documentary, there were stories that brought me to tears. Jesus restores. He heals. He makes all things new. He gives us beauty instead of ashes. He makes us whole. He gives us freedom.

We've got a long road ahead of us but it's filled with hope, redemption, and restoration. What are you going to do to help?

You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know" ~William Wilberforce



Summer Adventure

Monday night was quite an adventure.

A friend of mine had a free ticket to go a previewing see the new Charlie St. Cloud movie and invited me to go. A group of us got together and went to the theatre. When we got to the theatre the guy said "That movie isn't playing here." It turns out we were at the wrong theatre. A man behind us noticed what happened and said "Do you want to see Inception instead?" After a little deliberation, we decided to go. It turns out that we got into a press viewing sponsored by a local radio station. A little over half way through the movie, the scree flipped upside-down and the dialogue became garbled. They were having technical dificulties and said the movie would be back in 10 minutes. Well, 10 minutes turned into and hour. I was keeeping an eye on the time because we have a curfew at the dorms of 9pm. We had planned on getting back in plenty of time because the movie started a 6. Well, we watched until 9:15 and then decided to go back. On the shuttle ride back, a drunk lady kept us amused (keep in mind that it was 9:30 on a Monday night :-/). We didn't get busted when we got back to the dorms but we did gain a new experience.

Now on to the movie review. Inception is a very complex story. Simply put, it is about a team of people who manipulate other people's dreams. In the beginning, I was thinking what in the world is going on? But as the movie progressed more and more things made sense. The producers did a great job of taking the viewer from a state of confusion to a state of understanding of a very complex storyline.

There are definitely some themes that can be drawn out for discussion such as choosing to deal with sin instead of feeding or avoiding it but, Daddy would do a much better job of explaining and discussing them.

Surprisingly, this movie was quite clean except for violence and action sequences. As far as I can remember there was no inappropriate humor and minimal swearing (for movies of this type). There were also no inappropriate romance scenes (there is a little romance, consisting of a kiss, between two characters. Also, sometimes the main character's wife is a little sensual but this is within the context of marriage).

Overall, Inception surprised me. It captured my attention, told a good story, and cut out unnecessary frippery. Unfortunately, I didn't get to see the end so I can't say if it was worth it (well, it was free so it was worth something) but I wouldn't mind watching it again (when it comes out on DVD).

And that is one adventure of my summer and how I got to see Inception before anyone else…Hope your summer is going well! Drop me a comment about your adventures.

Number 32

 Here's another video from Broadcast Production. This one has a funny story to it.

Well, as you probably know Daddy has a men's ministry called UNC that meets on Friday mornings at  Atlanta Bread Company. Last season, whenever Daddy got up to start his talk, something would always interupt him. The ice machine would turn on, a lady would yell at her kids, or, our favorite, someone's number would be called through the microphone. This animated music video is in commemoration to the interuptions of UNC.

Broadcast Production

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The new Broadcast Production website is up and running. Caleb and Joshua have been working hard and have come out with a new look.

Broadcast Production is headed by my brothers, Caleb and Joshua. For now, this is just their hobby and they enjoy making mini movies and animating things while learning the ins and outs of production work. They hope to glorify God and bring light into a dark world through their work. So, check it out, you'll be impressed.