Monday, April 29, 2013

In Search Of Truth, Exodus 12:14-20


The Hebrew word for "memorial" here also means "reminder". This day would serve a specific and practical function. And although the Hebrew word used for "forever" here isn't always translated to mean literally "forever", it's clear that they were to observe this "reminder day" into the distant future until instructed otherwise.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Oblivion Movie Review And Nickel Children (SBU Podcast)

A review of the independent Steampunk film, "Nickel Children" and Paeter's review of the movie "Oblivion", starring Tom Cruise. Plus the end of our "Rainbow Connection" contest and the beginning of our contest for "Offspring" by Scott Appleton!

In Search Of Truth, Exodus 12: 8-13

We continue our look at the first Passover, as Yahweh gives specific instructions about the meal itself.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Oblivion (Movie Review)

After getting over my disappointed realization that I wasn't going to be watching an Elder Scrolls movie in a few months, the trailer for Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise, intrigued me and made me interested to see what would come of what looked to be the summer's first sci-fi blockbuster. Whether you're a fan of Cruise or not, he tends to be in geek genre movies that, at the very least, are not terrible, and often are well funded and solidly directed. (Legend, Interview With The Vampire, Minority Report, War Of The Worlds.)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Castlevania: Circle Of The Moon Reviews (SBU Podcast)

A review of G.I. Joe Retaliation and a retro-review of Castlevania: Circle Of The Moon for the Gameboy Advance. Plus, Paeter's thoughts on Superman and our dissection of "Passover"!

In Search Of Truth, Exodus 12:1-7

Whenever I see passages like this in the Bible for the first time, my mind immediately begins screaming "Why? Why in the world would God have people do this? Why this particular activity in all these specific ways?" It seems so arbitrarily weird at a glance. Which is why I like to go further than that initial glance to make sense, and understand the purpose, of what is going on in a passage like this.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Castlevania: Circle Of The Moon (Retro Video Game Review)

As Konami was preparing to enter into the 3D world with their popular Castlevania series, they decided to fill development time by releasing one last 2D Castlevania game in 1997. Little did they know this "last" 2D game, Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night, would do more than fill time. It would be a smash hit that many fans still consider to be, hands down, the best in the franchise.

Monday, April 15, 2013

DC Heroes RPG (Table Top Game Review)

The first paper and pencil role-playing game I ever played was the first edition of the DC Heroes RPG, published by Mayfair Games in 1985. I didn't discover the game until about 1996, when it turned up like buried treasure in the back of a "hole in the wall" comic shop.

Friday, April 12, 2013

DC Heroes RPG Review (SBU Podcast)

A review of the DC Heroes paper and pencil RPG, and the setting the stage for our look at the book of Exodus!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Off Grid Until Monday, April 15th

Just a quick "heads up" that I'll be off grid and hard at work on Spirit Blade: A World of Shadows all of next week. I will not be on the forums, making any blog posts or checking my e-mail all week, although a new episode of The Spirit Blade Underground Podcast will be posted around this time next week as usual.

I will be back to my normal schedule on April 15th and will be sure to respond to any waiting messages as soon as I am able.

Thanks for your patience, and I'll see you on the other side!

-Paeter Frandsen

Tai Chi Zero DVD Review (SBU Podcast)

A review of the DVD release "Tai Chi Zero" and a summary of what we learned in Genesis about the mysterious and amazing God we worship!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Tai Chi Zero (DVD Review)

Tai-Chi Zero is a Chinese Kung-Fu movie that aims to blend martial arts action, steam punk and video game references into a creative, comically punchy, tongue in cheek mash up. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

In Search Of Truth, Genesis Summary

Last week we finished our trip through the book of Genesis and saw some of God's first interactions with humanity. Next we're going to take a similar trip through the book of Exodus, likewise skipping and jumping to specifically look at passages that deal with some of the unusual laws and rituals of the Old Testament. Our goal is to dissect these strange bits of scripture, remove the intimidation factor that often comes with trying to make sense of them, and see what we can learn about who God is, who we are, what our relationship to God is by default, and what it's ultimately meant to be.