Tuesday, July 24, 2012

In the Aurora Theater the Men Protected the Women. What Does that Mean?

I am moved by the courage of some men at Aurora, CO. It makes me reflect on the virtue of self-sacrifice even when your own life was on the line. Men still embrace the role of protector, at least three of the 12 victims of the shooting died because they were physically protecting the women they came to the movie with. I hope every husband, dads and men will have the same spirit of heroism and self-denial these men possess.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Fatherhood, Star Wars Style

These photos, which I found on All Pro Dad and Daddy Dazed blog are hilarious. All the daddy nerds at Comic-Con 2012 and the semi-nerds at home like me should have a field day on these images.

Swedish photographer Kristina Alexanderson took these pictures depicting Star Wars Storm Troopers as fathers. She said in an interview, "I'm interested in relations... The troopers have many attributes that make me want to work with them. They are male, and I like the thought of trying to give them feelings, relation, they are human, not machines."

Photos are creative, fun to look at and most specially, heartwarming because of the positive message it conveys on fatherhood. Proves that good dads comes in all shapes, sizes... and galaxies.

Below are some of my favorites. View more photos on Flickr.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Praise and Worship Songs, Then and Now

Whoever created this picture, brings up an interesting point about contemporary Christian praise and worship songs.

I bookmarked an article from Touchstone Magazine back in 2009 which I think gives an excellent perspective. Comparing ancient classical hymns to present, Donald Williams wrote, "a great deal of today’s music is very poor. Well, that shouldn't be too surprising; some of the music of the past was, too. The difference is that, with the past, the weeding-out process... has already taken place. Therefore, we cannot find, encourage, and preserve the best contemporary music without knowing those marks of excellence that made the best of the past stand out and survive so long. What are those marks? (1) biblical truth; (2) theological profundity; (3) poetic richness; (4) musical beauty; and (5) the fitting of music to text in ways that enhance, rather than obscure or distort, its meaning."