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A Leaders Burden in Spider-man 3...

am a nerd, and proud of it. Spider-man was a great character, one of my favorites, and I have been happy with Hollywood depiction of the story. Do not read ahead if you haven’t been to see this movie and are planning to.

In the movie Spider-man is struggling. He is struggling to understand his role as a leader, trying to be a hero, and later trying to overcome his own dark side. During the story Spider-man gets infected by an alien life form named Venom which released the dark side of his nature. It made him extremely angry and narcissistic. His anger led him to destroy the reputation he had built up. As leaders we have to be careful how we act. There are so many eyes on us and there is always someone out there trying to tear us down. We also have to be careful with whom we share our burdens and this is what I pulled from Spider-man 3.The scene that exemplifies this message comes when Spiderman is trying to rid himself of his demons. He goes, surprisingly enough, into the belfry of a c…

Maximum Impact...

Today I am taking part in a Maximum Impact Seminar.  The title of this is called the Influence Index: Increasing a Leaders True Value.  It is being simulcast from my church.
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Top 5 Recent Movies that Have Influenced Me Spiritually...

As part of the Top 5 Writing Project over at I am jumping in with my list. So here it is. Over the next few days I will be adding deeper explanations. For now here is the list and bible verses to whet your appetite. See you later.

Spiderman 3 - A Leader's Burden1 John 2:9-11 (New International Version)

300 - Discipline, Standing by your Beliefs1 Corinthians 9:24-26 (The Message)

Babel - No one is Isolated, Let God Plan
Genesis 11:1-9 (New International Version)Deuteronomy 31:6 (New International Version)Jeremiah 29:10-12 (New International Version)
The Last Mimzy - Child Like WonderMark 10:14-16 (New International Version)

Shawshank Redemption - Hope, Attitude2 Corinthians 4:7-10 (New International Version)God's Man

A Leader's Burden in Spider-Man 3 added

Where do you see God?

I find God in the most unusual places. I am a self-described movie hole. I love movies. I love going to the movies. I devour movies. This is probably because I am a story teller. I've always been interested in how people tell stories. For me movies have evolved for me. I no longer "take a vacation" and just watch a movie. I stay engaged and allow God to teach me. You have to be careful because Hollywood sometimes has an agenda that they pour into you while you are check out.

I learned this the hard way when I took my daughter to see the movie,"Happy Feet" . I loved the first part of this movie. The music was awesome, the dance sequences were also amazing. As a 3D animator I was impressed with the technical skill it took to create this movie. What caught me off guard about the movie was the flaming environmental message in the movie. The movie would have been so great without the second half of the film.

Anyway I am going to spend the next few post…