Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Chuck Colson and a Surprise from Ben Stein

As mentioned in the last post, Chuck Colson spoke at the National Pastor's Convention here in San Diego today about the call to doctrinal solidity in reforming the church and in transforming America. "Creeds before deeds," he quipped. "If I had not come to believe what I did, there would never have been a prison fellowship.

After afternoon seminars with Gordon Fee (on Bible translation) and with Scot McKnight (see his blog at, I attended an advance showing of "Expelled", a new movie with of all people, Ben Stein. It's smart, funny, and moving at times, and a surprise: a smart enquiry into the banning of Intelligent Design from academia and from the public square via blackballing any scientist or journalist who dares to even mention ID without condemning it. I urge you to go see "Expelled" when it premieres in theaters in April.


Tor Hershman said...

Well, well, well, (Now that’s a “Deep” subject) it appears that Ben Stein has a lill’ movie.

I have a wee film/research too but unlike Mr. Stein mine illuminates AND entertains in about five minutes and, A-N-D, it’s FREE!

Mr. Stein (BTW: moi’s film/research tells how the Jewish people REALLY came about) charges you for propaganda and I give the human race knowledge for free, ain’t I a moron? Perhaps.

And here is moi’s, officially ignored, film/research
into the origin of Christendom.

Since the film is
the awful facts it must be disregarded by those that tout
the beautiful untruths.

The Religious Authorities, and those that GAIN from there being religions [e.g., People in the “Business” of Atheism], always say NOT to view that which they DO want you to see and avert their eyes, and remain quite silent, about that which they hope you will not chance upon.

Part I

Part II

If there were a place, and there is, where intelligence that rises little higher than our human brain stems’ capacity WERE allowed Mr. Stein WOULD be found there, hence. . .check your local theater listings for Mr. Stein and murmuring mermaids and yammering yaks - talkin’ terrorists - pontificating puppies - babbling babes – enunciating elephants – answering ants – zinging zombies - replying Rambos a al lambos – and many more such “Levels,” though a basically base intellectual strata they t’were, ‘tis and t’will be.

However, Ben Stein is only doing exactly what moi tells people TO DO and that is,
suck-up to the prevailing mythology in the CULTure you happen to be surrounded by.
Hence, Ben Stein is flying first class and considering buying a private plane and moi ‘tis takin’ the bus and considering purchasing some meat, for WifeyWu, if’in moi can budget it in.

Stay on groovin’
(Ain’t ya glad moi didn’t alliterate from A to Z?)

Dave Miller said...

In the "creeds before deeds" statement, where does Colson allow for someone to, while not professing Jesus, act as such, and then in that action encounter Jesus?

Is it not possible for a non believer to serve the poor and in so doing find/encounter/come to know Jesus?