Showing posts from August, 2019

"Dora and The Lost City of Gold": A Pleasant Jungle Adventure!

Today I decided to go to the AMC Tustin theater to see “Dora and The Lost City of Gold”. This is a film I reserved for free as part of the AMC Stubs A-List benefits.  When I saw the first posters for a live action Dora the Explorer movie, I thought it was some kind of joke. I remember Dora the Explorer being a cartoon show on nick Jr. for preschoolers. So how do you turn a preschool show into a live action family film for all ages? It made me think that the film was going to turn out to be just an awkward train wreck. But now that I have actually seen the film for myself, what did I think? Well, right of the bat, the film is self aware of what it is, which is that it is a live action Dora the Explorer film. There was a lot of nostalgia pandering towards fans of the show who watched it as kids. But being self aware is what really delivered on the laughs. It had good messages and the main characters, Dora especially, are good role models. And unlike other jungle adventure films like

Is Soul Sleep Biblical? (What Happens When We Die?)

For those of you who don't know, there are different views on what happens to us after our bodies die and we are ready to go on to the afterlife. One of these views is a doctrine called Soul Sleep. This is a belief that states that when we die, we are only in unconscious sleep until the second advent of Christ where we will then wake up to be with the Lord forever. At first I thought this view was only held by groups such as Seventh Day Adventists and Jehovah's Witnesses. But then I realized that this view was more common than I thought, as I have been other Christians outside of those groups hold to it also. So let's examine this doctrine to see if it holds any biblical ground. The main reason some hold to soul sleep is because of how the Bible describes death as sleep. One prooftext is John 11:11, which reads as follows: "These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth: but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep". Anothe