Jamie Greening–theological savant, baker of biscuits and writer of many interesting things

Dr. Zombie?

A THEOLOGY OF ZOMBIES (YOU READ IT RIGHT, ZOMBIES)

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September 18, 2014 • Bible, Church, Culture, Movies

Zombies are everywhere. Seriously, they are everywhere. I just read today that Dr. Who alumnus Matt Smith has signed on for a movie adaption of the book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Yeah, that’s a real thing. A couple of days ago I finally watched Brad Pitt fight zombies in World War Z, also an… Read More ›

Bible »

A THEOLOGY OF ZOMBIES (YOU READ IT RIGHT, ZOMBIES)

(0) Dr. Zombie?

Zombies are everywhere. Seriously, they are everywhere. I just read today that Dr. Who alumnus Matt Smith has signed on for a movie adaption of the book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Yeah, that’s a real thing. A couple of days ago I finally watched Brad Pitt fight zombies in World War Z, also an… Read More ›

Books »

“IF I STAY” (MOVIE) FEATURING THE NASTY BRUISES

(2) The Sequel Should be Titled 'Portland, My Heart Will Go on'

What would you name your rock band?  It is something I’ve given a lot of thought to, and it came up again this weekend. Last week I had the joy of watching yet another teen flick.  Okay, I was taken kicking and screaming and but that is beside the point.  My youngest sprout had read… Read More ›

Movies »

COME ON, HOLLYWOOD

(0) THESE ARE AWESOME CASTING RECOMMENDATIONS

Come on, Hollywood!  I know you can do better than you’ve done lately.  So to help you out, I’ve got four sure-fire movie ideas for you, and none of them are set in the Marvel Universe.  You can thank me later. 1.  Jaws 5 They only made four Jaws movies.  Everyone knows that the first… Read More ›

Food »

OPINION POLL–MEATLESS MONDAYS

(2) Eat Mor Brokley

First, let me admit my bias and prejudice.  I love meat.  I love steak.  I love chicken.  I love pork.  I love seafood and fish.  Lamb, duck, goose, turkey, alligator, and so much more.  If it walks or flies or swims, chances are good I’d like to taste it, or maybe smother it in chili,… Read More ›

Travel »

SELFIES AND GENOCIDE

(4) This girl has received death threats because of this selfie.  That makes no sense.

This is another one of those blog posts that may very well get me in trouble or lose some followers on Twitter or something. You’ve been warned.  If you’re easily offended, you may want to stop reading now.   At issue is the recent public scathing of a teenage girl from Alabama who took a… Read More ›

Culture »

REVIEW–U2’s SONGS OF INNOCENCE

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Like the rest of the iTunes world, I got the new U2 album Songs of Innocence for free.  Of course I downloaded it to my iPhone as quick as I could. I should back up a bit.  There are fans, and then there is me.  As regular readers here know I have an eclectic taste… Read More ›

politics »

SOME THOUGHTS ON SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

(26) President Obama

This is the kind of blog post that usually gets me in trouble.  Nevertheless, I’ve been thinking about this for a while.  It is bothering me. We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while–Guy Montag in Fahrenheit 451. I’ve been contemplating the tragedy of school shootings. … Read More ›

Preaching »

TOP THREE BOOKS: PREACHING

(5) Lowry's Loop

If there is anything the world needs it is . . . safe, clean drinking water. But if there is allowance for two things the world needs, then the second one would be . . . freedom from war and violence. Okay, those are both true, but somewhere in the top ten needs of the… Read More ›

Church »

TWO THINGS I HEARD YESTERDAY

(2) Michael Corleone

Since I no longer work on Sundays, I find that I am a little more reflective.  When I pastored a local church, Sunday was a grueling marathon that required skill, determination, and preparation just to survive.  Now, though, I can hear more and listen better.  Here are two things that I heard yesterday that stuck… Read More ›

Summer »

LIVE BLOGGING VBS

(1) DRUID VBS?

Back in the day I used t0 always be up to my eyeballs in Vacation Bible School.  I even taught clinics on how to do it well. That was then.  This is now.  Now, I just walk around eating cookies, drinking coffee, playing with the children while wreaking havoc on teacher routines.  It’s a good… Read More ›

blogging »

GREENBEANS TOP THREE BOOKS–THE COMPLETE LIST

(1) I love books

Just a quick review here with the top three books from each category, and helpful links to the original blog posts.  Just click the category to read the Top Three. 1.  Influential Books 2.  Classic Fiction 3.  Contemporary Fiction 4.  Science Fiction 5.  Fantasy 6.  Biography 7.  History 8.  Personal Growth 9.  Books I Should Have… Read More ›

Writing »

IT “AIN’T” WORKING

(4) word-icon

Oh Microsoft, why do you vex me so? My wonderful proof readers have challenged my quirky use of the word “aint” in the text of my new short story.  Because it is slang, and I only use it in dialogue, I made a choice to spell it without the apostrophe, aint.  I thought it might… Read More ›

All »

WHAT IS IT?

(2) photo

In 2,500 years or so, after empires have come and gone, what will scientists and archaeologists dig up from the material culture that we now all take for granted?  Will they know what it was used for when they dig it up? I’m always thinking about this a little bit.  For example, when they dig… Read More ›

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