D.I.Y. Religion- Build Yourself A God

The Amazing Spiderman (Andrew Garfield, 2012) One of the reasons for human suffering is that we try to get around God.  We try to improve our situation without consulting the One who controls all situations.  Sometimes we even think that we can improve ourselves by our own efforts.  We imagine a world where mankind itselfContinue reading “D.I.Y. Religion- Build Yourself A God”

Out of This World: Earth’s Invasion by Venom

Spiderman 3 (Tobey Maguire, 2007) Lest we forget, God is good and everything He does and makes is good.  He is light, and in Him is no darkness at all (I John 1:5).  At every stage of Creation, God paused and pronounced it good.  So why is there pain and suffering in the world?  OneContinue reading “Out of This World: Earth’s Invasion by Venom”

What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

Harry Osborne, the Second Goblin Spiderman 3 (Tobey Maguire) The third episode in the Spiderman saga had our hero, Peter Parker, pitted against three villains.  The second of these opponents represented a very sad story.  Peter’s best friend was Harry Osborne and this friendship thrived, even though their backgrounds were very different.  While Peter wasContinue reading “What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You”

A Victim of Circumstance

Sand Man Spider-Man 3, 2007 In Spider-Man three, Flint Marco, who is played by Thomas Haden Church, he needs money, and it’s presumably for his daughter who is sick, so he decides to rob a liquor store with an accomplice. In making his getaway, he tries to steal a car from Peter Parker’s uncle Ben.Continue reading “A Victim of Circumstance”

The Road to Hell

The Downfall of Doc Ock Spiderman 2, 2004  (Tobey Maguire) From the pages of the comic, Doc Ock was superbly brought to life by Alfred Molina.  Like Norman Osborne, Otto Octavius was a scientist, who ended up as his own test subject.  He had developed a set of “arms” that were guided by artificial intelligence yet connected to hisContinue reading “The Road to Hell”

Green With Envy

The Villain of Spiderman 1, 2002  (Tobey Maguire) Norman Osborne, played by Willem Dafoe, established the template for most of the Spiderman villains.  He was a scientist who ended up being his own test subject and the side effects were catastrophic.  The serum that he developed was intended to make a human stronger and enhance performance.  AtContinue reading “Green With Envy”

The Perfect Christmas Gift

As With Gladness Men of Old, verse 3 As they offered gifts most rare at that manger rude and bare, So may we with holy joy, pure and free from sin’s alloy, All our costliest treasures bring, Christ, to Thee our heavenly King. Advertisers pull out all the stops around Christmas trying to convince youContinue reading “The Perfect Christmas Gift”