Combing the Net – 2/14/2011

Justin Bieber at Church — Well, now I know why I got a call a couple weeks ago asking if some of our students would like to attend a screening of Justin Bieber’s new movie. It’s being marketing to Christians, and even being released with a faith-based study guide for use in Sunday School classes. Gag me! (HT: Challies)

Wikipedia Vandalism — Speaking of Justin Bieber… evidently his fans weren’t happy that he didn’t win the Grammy for best new artist, so they went and sabotaged the Wikipedia page of the jazz singer that did win it. Further evidence of the worthlessness of Wikipedia (and you thought I was going to say “Justin Bieber”).

Conan 2.0 — A pretty fascinating account about how Conan O’Brien and Twitter have revolutionized media.

R.C. Sproul’s Position on Creation — Here’s a good summary of some of the various interpretations of the first chapters of Genesis, along with how one of the greatest biblical teachers of our day changed his position. He now believes in a literal six-day creation, believing that God created the world in the space of six 24-hour days.

Interesting to see that they are making Atlas Shrugged into a movie. If you’ve never read the book, you should, but read it with discernment. Ayn Rand’s philosophy sounds very appealing to many conservative Christians, but her worldview is completely antithetical to the gospel. I’ve written about this here. Here’s the movie trailer:

2 comments on “Combing the Net – 2/14/2011

  1. Emily Williams says:

    Oh, interesting! I didn’t know they were making a movie out of Atlas Shrugged! Great book. Agreed that it doesn’t line up with how Christians should interact with the world, but it does get your brain thinking….which a lot of Christians have stopped doing! I hope the movie producers do justice to the novel.

    • John Gardner says:

      I imagine it will be well-presented. Left-wing Hollywood has nothing to gain by making this movie in the first place, so it’s probably being produced by those who want Ayn Rand’s message to speak for itself. It should translate into a pretty good movie if they do it right. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, along with The Fountainhead. I just can’t embrace her philosophy.

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