This is really awesome. I just wanted to point out two things.
1. I’m pretty certain that it’s Hannibal Chau who says “some believe the kaiju are sent from heaven [as punishment] because the gods are angry with us.” He follows it up with a speech about what he believes/knows–which is that that kaiju excrement earns him 500 dollars a pound. This actually ties in very well with the strong points you made above about the evil that materialism does in the world.
2. One other discussion point could be Stacker’s full name. It’s Pentecost! Through his name, we are constantly reminded of the unlikely heroes that gathered in that upper room after Jesus was crucified, waiting for the Holy Spirit (Acts: 12-14)–fishermen and tax collectors as you wrote above. Now look at the unlikely heroes in this film, Raleigh who is grieved and insubordinate, Pentecost who hides his compassion behind a demeanour of military expediency, Chuck who spends most of the film picking a fight. Pentecost is told near the beginning of the film that he and his rangers will no longer be supported because the world is afraid and has other plans. But they burst out of their own ‘small room’ (the Shatter Dome) and they do set the world on fire to save it, just as Jesus says He will do (Luke 12:49).
Coletta, your article on 20 somethings leaving the church resonated. I recently read “You Lost Me” by David Kinnamon – it is much the same. We have GOT to address this in our churches!!
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400+ pages contained in a book
I have to finish reading the whole thing by tomorrow for the exam
I tried searching for the study guide and the theme
because this Gilbert’s non-fiction will have to be compared and contrasted to two other books in aspects of themes and way of living. Concept of death and life.
I think this summary will help me a lot finding my own theme and relations through reading myself.
Really thanks for the good article and good summary.
Keep posting things like this.
You have saved a lot of students’ lives over the world!
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Hey Monte! I didn’t love the movie, terribly disappointing, actually. I wouldn’t waste my time if I was looking for entertainment. The best thing that came out of that movie was some of the spiritual connections – but I thought they were better than the movie itself. For what it’s worth.