Noah & the End of the World

Noah, the movie, is out. An interesting story for us all as we all descend from him! He’s our gggg . . . grandaddy.

[Update – 15 Sept 2014] – Just watched the movie. I don’t recommend it. If you know the biblical story, the movie will probably just either frustrate you or make you mad. Such an opportunity lost …

Here is a video of Dr. Michael Williams (Professor of Systematic Theology at Covenant) as he speaks to what the Bible says about Noah and the coming end of the world as we know it. Fascinating! And it might not be what you think.

From Covenant Seminary’s Resource page.

Dr. Michael Williams – Noah & the End of the World [2011.10.20] – on Youtube

str8voices – “Far Over the Misty Mountains Cold” – from The Hobbit

str8voices – “Far Over The Misty Mountains Cold.”

This is one of those songs/performances with a particular nature that gives chills and makes you want to listen to it again and again. If you saw The Hobbit movie (the first of Peter Jackson’s three), then you remember the dwarves singing a rendition of the song. The movie version was different than the version str8voices sings, and for that matter both versions are a bit different from the book’s version.

In the book, The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote, leading up to the song which is much longer than the one in the movie, this:

     The dark filled all the room, and the fire died down, and the shadows were lost, and still they played on. And suddenly first one and then another began to sing as they played, deep-throated singing of the dwarves in the deep places of their ancient homes; and this is like a fragment of their song, if it can be like their song without their music.

        Far over the misty mountains cold
        To dungeons deep and caverns old
        We must away ere break of day
        To seek the pale enchanted gold. . . .

For the full version see the book and hum the tune as you read!!!