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I realize that I’m falling in line with countless others who have been talking about Les Misérables, but I don’t care.

My sister-in-law, Demaree Hill, played her on Broadway.

My sister-in-law, Demaree Hill, played her on Broadway.

Sara and I saw Les Mis a few weeks back and we both loved it. I didn’t know a thing about it as I walked into the theater. All I knew was that everybody was saying it was great and that it was a musical.

Going into the movie without any knowledge of the plot was a ton of fun. So don’t worry. I won’t spoil the plot here. But I will tell you just two things about the movie. It has some scenes that definitely include mature content. Yet, I haven’t seen a movie that made me think about my Christian faith in years. Continue Reading…

Video games get the shaft.

Ok, so what began as something intended to be a short reflection on video games has developed into much more. Refer to part 1 and part 2 of this series to see where we’ve begun. Today we tackle a few more criticisms against video games.

5. Video games consume your life. This is a tricky subject. To be upfront, I’ll level with you.

Between the spring of 2004 and the fall of 2009, I played World of Warcraft for 400 hours. Yes, you read that correctly. 400 hours. Let’s break that down a bit. There are 24 hours in a day. I played World of Warcraft for 16.67 days. Think of it this way: over two weeks of my life were spent manipulating a series of 1’s and 0’s…

As I’m sure you are well aware, World of Warcraft is not the only game I’ve played. It’s not even the only game I’ve spent over 100 hours playing.

I tell you this to demonstrate that I definitely understand the criticism that video games can consume your life. They have consumed my life at times. Even still, I don’t believe that this criticism is valid. Here’s my premise: Continue Reading…