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

THESE ARE AWESOME CASTING RECOMMENDATIONS

COME ON, HOLLYWOOD

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August 25, 2014 • All, blogging, Culture, Movies, Summer, Writing

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 ›

Bible »

GREENBEAN’S REVIEW OF THE BOOK ‘YAWNING AT TIGERS’

(0) You can tell I like this guy, because he has a beard.

There are several words that come readily to mind that describe Drew Dyck’s new book, Yawning at Tigers:  You Can’t Tame God, So Stop Trying. Theological is the first.  Dyck has essentially written a theology book on the nature or attributes of God.  Accessible is the second.  Just because it is theology doesn’t mean it… Read More ›

Books »

TURTLE HULL AND OTHER MISADVENTURES OF EDITING

(0) The Classic Police Car.  This 1967 model, at 11 years old, would have been about right for Deep Cove

Yes indeed, that is the phrase I used.  Turtle hull. It is from my childhood.  Turtle hull is what we called the ‘trunk’ of a car. I uploaded my new science fiction short story, The Deep Cove Investigation last night after working at editing the 12k word tale all week.  It is the fourth installment… 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 »

STARVING IN A LAND OF PLENTY

(4) An interesting article

Food, food everywhere and not a bite to eat. Okay, so that’s not exactly the way Coleridge wrote it in the Rime of Ancient Mariner.  Nevertheless, that is the first thing that came to my mind as I read the really interesting article in the most recent issue (August 2014) of National Geographic magazine.  The… 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 »

TERRORIST–A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT (THE MORE YOU KNOW)

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I should be working right now.  I am about 30k words into a new novel that is, IMHO, awesome. But before I get to work today, I wish to perform a public service.  I need to help the various news agencies with a bit of editing.  As a writer, and before that as a pastor/theologian,… 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 »

TOP THREE BOOKS: THEOLOGY

(7) Christian Theology, Millard Erickson

Where to start?  Half my library could be shelved as theology, for crying out loud. How about I start with disclaimers.  First, I am only dealing here with Christian theology books, although I’d like to give a shout out to The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran.  That book is . . . how can… 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 »

TOP THREE BOOKS: CONTEMPORARY FICTION

(14) The Kite Runner

If I have a weakest books category (I’m not admitting that, by the way, I’m just saying that if I had one) it would be contemporary fiction.  The reasons for this are manifold.  First, I prefer other genres of literature than the basic American contemporary novel.  Second, I spent too much time reading older books. … Read More ›

Writing »

LABYRINTHINE FLASH FICTION

(0) VIntage Coin Purse

A blogging friend of mind (check him out at Writing and Other Forms of Suffering) posted a flash fiction challenge he took from the profane but incredibly gifted Chuck Wendig.  It was a randomly generated thing, where two columns of nouns were combined to create the title that you had to write a 1000 word… Read More ›

All »

FRIDAY THE 13th STORIES: FREE PLOTS

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Originally posted on Pastor Greenbean Blog:
As you probably know, Greenbean is not a superstitious person.  I trust in the Lord, and he is not whimsical. However, I enjoy a good spooky story.  Not gory, but spooky.  One of my favorite things about pastoring was every year at children’s camp I would tell a spooky…

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