Steven Spielberg brings Ernest Cline’s award-winning novel Ready Player One to the big screen. Any time a director tries to translate a New York Bestseller to film, they face an uphill battle. Fans of the book are looking for a faithful book to movie translation. Moviegoers are looking for a great story. Most of the time, neither group is satisfied.
Having never read Ready Player One, I don’t know how faithful the movie adaptation is to the book. What I do know is that Ready Player One is a darn good movie. Visually, story-wise, and experientially. Moviegoers looking for a fantastic movie will not be disappointed.
What Is Ready Player One?
Ready Player One is the #1 New York Times bestselling book by Ernest Cline. Released in 2012, Ready Player One tells the story of teenager Wade Watts. Wade loves to play a virtual reality game known as OASIS (Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation). Filled with pop culture references, the book was a smash hit. Read more...
Today, I’m live blogging from the Catalyst Atlanta Conference. Catalyst is a gathering of leaders to hear from some of the best and brightest in leadership.
Catalyst’s theme for 2016 is Uncommon Fellowship.
If the live updates on my site aren’t enough, you can also watch Catalyst Live here.
The next speaker at Catalyst Atlanta is Rachel Cruze, the daughter of Dave Ramsey, author of Live Your Life, Not Yours.
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There’s a lot of fear, shame, and intimidation around the topic of money. We’re going to put those feelings and emotions aside.
There’s hope and inspiration to be had on the topic of money.
3 Money Habits To Help Unity In Our Community
1. Quit the comparisons: We live in a time and culture where we compare ourselves to others. We’re comparing ourselves to the Jones’. Read more...
Leading a church is difficult. There’s pressure from many sources.
You may see agendas pushed by the church denomination, other leaders within the church, church members, and many other sources.
There’s always something someone wants you to be doing and this causes a conflict of direction within the church. Because of this, we see church leaders making mistakes in areas that are deadly to a church.
1. Church growth: While I believe a church that is spreading the good word should grow in size, there’s also the fact some churches can only grow to a certain size.
To place a demand that a church continues to grow and reach certain attendance goals will not help the church.
Rather than focusing on numbers, focus on the spiritual growth of your congregation. This is what truly matters, not the size of the church but the impact that has been made in the lives of the men and women you teach. Read more...