Category Archives: Lost

Patricia Neal

Actress Patricia Neal passed away.  Her first movie was with Ronald Reagan.  She was also in Face in the Crowd, alongside Andy Griffith and Walter Matthau.  (One line I vaguely remember from that, from a conservative politician whom Andy Griffith … Continue reading

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Staci’s Take on LOST

This is a good post on LOST because it addresses what the light was and why the Dharma Initiative wanted to study it.  I wish it had gone into more detail about why the characters did what they did in … Continue reading

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God Uses (Not Causes) Tragedies; Rich (Bummer!); Long Impression; Rabbinic Cessationism; Blowing Off Steam; Noth on DtrH; Good LOST Articles

1. William P. Young, The Shack, page 185: “Mack, just because I work incredible good out of unspeakable tragedies doesn’t mean I orchestrate the tragedies.  Don’t ever assume that my using something means I caused it or that I need … Continue reading

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Free Will Defense; Small; Astronomical Metaphor; Computer Rabbis; Living Traditions; God, not Pharaoh; LOST Fatigue

1. William P. Young, The Shack, page 164: Mack asks an angel (or whatever she is) why God didn’t stop the murder of his daughter, Missy.  The angel responds: “[God] doesn’t stop a lot of things that cause him pain.  … Continue reading

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Was Jacob Wrong?

Here are some more thoughts about LOST.  Maybe Jacob was wrong when he believed that the light on the island was necessary to sustain the earth and the people on it.  He was wrong about other things.  At one point, … Continue reading

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Purgatory Is Created; Christian Shepard Is Virgil

Okay, here’s my LOST theory, before I go to bed! The nuclear blast that Juliet caused created a sort of purgatory—a transition to the afterlife.  This purgatory is what we have known as the “flash sideways” for this season.  Whereas … Continue reading

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II Kings 5

For my weekly quiet time this week, I studied II Kings 5.  Naaman is the captain of the Syrian army, and he is a leper.  A little girl who was taken captive from Israel tells Naaman’s wife that he should … Continue reading

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Authentic; Fearless; Not Fully Alone; Patriotism; Memes; Tithes; Julia in My Mind

1. Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People, page 208: Another word of warning.  I know from experience that some men…will try to use the same psychology mechanically.  They will try to boost the other man’s ego, not … Continue reading

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Ten Commandments (2006): Egyptian Religion, Revelation of the Torah

I just watched the 2006 movie, The Ten Commandments, starring (among others) Dougray Scott, Naveen Andrews (Sayid from Lost), and Omar Shariff.  In this post, I want to discuss two issues: 1.  The movie made certain claims about Egyptian religion.  First, … Continue reading

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Alexander Haig, Color Purple, Randy Nations, I Kings 15

1.  I learned today that Alexander Haig has passed away.  Alexander Haig had an illustrious career as a soldier and an advisor to Presidents.  He served Douglas MacArthur in Korea, became a hero in the Vietnam War (after leaving his … Continue reading

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