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Monday, December 14, 2009
My wife and I went to see Clint Eastwood's new film, Invictus, this past weekend. The movie tells the true story of Nelson Mandela's coming to power in South Africa and how the national rugby team helped unify the country. Morgan Freeman plays Mandela perfectly, and Matt Damon does a pretty decent job as the captain of the rugby team. It's a very good movie overall, teaching a great message about forgiveness and reconciliation. The only thing I found wanting was the complete lack of any reference to God. In fact, it's a largely humanist piece; the title of the movie comes from a poem of the same name which ends with the words "I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul." Outside of that nitpick, it's a well-made, uplifting film.


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The Cross Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel The Main Thing
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
Overcoming Sin and Temptation
According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible
Disciplines of a Godly Man
Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism Is the Solution and Not the Problem
When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor. . .and Ourselves
The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith
Respectable Sins
The Kite Runner
Life Laid Bare: The Survivors in Rwanda Speak
Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak
A Generous Orthodoxy: Why I am a missional, evangelical, post/protestant, liberal/conservative, mystical/poetic, biblical, charismatic/contemplative, fundamentalist/calvinist, ... anabaptist/anglican, metho
Show Them No Mercy
The Lord of the Rings
Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass
The Truth War: Fighting for Certainty in an Age of Deception
Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming
The Chronicles of Narnia
Les Misérables

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