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May 2012
May
29
2012

The Real Answers: Damon Lindelof, Writing Lost, and the Providence of God

Recently, Josh Topolsky (of Engadget.com fame, who now runs a site called The Verge) sat down with Damon Lindelof, one of the main writers of Lost, to discuss an upcoming movie he worked on as a screenwriter, called Prometheus.

When Lost was on the air I was heavy into the show, and was one of the many people disappointed by the "lack of answers" at the end. I felt like the writing on Lost promised the viewer a deep and profound mythology that it never delivered. Lindelof defends against this criticism by saying the show was always about the characters and not the mythology. That may satisfy some, but not me.

In any case, it wasn't Lindelof's defense of Lost's ending that made this interview fascinating to me. No, it was Lindelof's discussion of his position as Lost's writer and his relationship to the audience. His brief description of this dynamic at work while he was in charge of Lost, serves as an illuminating metaphor for our understanding of God's providence.

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May
04
2012

10 of the Most Formitive Christian Books

Eugene Cho recently wrote down his top 10 book recommendations. So I thought I'd go ahead and write mine down too. (Not in order of priority)

  • Mere Christianity - C. S. Lewis
  • Trinity and the Kingdom - Jürgen Moltmann
  • A Testament of Hope - Martin Luther King Jr.
  • The Politics of Jesus - John Howard Yoder
  • God of the Possible - Greg Boyd
  • (The Cost of) Discipleship - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Jesus and the Victory of God - N. T. Wright
  • Let Justice Roll Down - John Perkins
  • Exclusion and Embrace - Miroslav Volf
  • Resident Aliens - Stanley Hauerwas

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T. C. and Tyson Moore

Theological Graffiti is the offical blog of T. C. Moore @tc_moore ...a Jesus-disciple, husband, father, urban church planter @NewCityCovenant, designer @NewCityPro, teacher, student, and friend. Discussion is welcome, so long as it is conducted in a spirit of charity. First and foremost, this blog is for self-expression—then community. More About.Me

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