Surf Report: A Recap of the Week of September 23

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Welcome to the Surf Report for the Week of September 23.

.: God:

God has been teaching me quite a bit when it comes to the Bible study I’ve been leading on Wednesday nights. He has been teaching me to remember:

  • Not everyone is a Christian AND not all Christians are at the same place in their walk with God.
  • To not take personally the people who choose to come and go. Attendance has been inconsistent/up and down.
  • To lead. That it doesn’t matter how much older the rest of the guys are, I’m there to facilitate discussion and lead the group.

I wrote a bit about some of our discussion this week in “How do you de-stress?” Also had a friend send me a link to a video that I found helpful in studying 1 John (which we’ve been going over on Wednesday nights).

.: Life:

This week I found out that there are Josh Groban fans. I learned that I should never talk bad about a character Josh Groban plays (especially on Twitter). Ah, the Internet. You can read my thoughts on Josh Groban’s new project in “Things to Avoid – The Good Cop“.

Also spent some time in a clinic last week, wrote about that experience in “Missing the Firetwuck“.

.: Gaming:

My week has been completely devoid of video games. But I did re-post a Tim Challies article from awhile back (“From Across the Net – ‘Christian Men and Their Video Games’“). His article reminded me of the Christian tension of being in the world but not of the world. Got me thinking of debates I’ve been a part of over the years. Debates on Christian liberty, discernment, and the almost Christian desire to have everything spelled out in black and white.

There are definitely games fellow believers shouldn’t touch. The Bible, the Holy Spirit, family and friends help us navigate what we should and should not consume.

Question of the Week: Do you think Fortnite’s timed cosmetic purchases are predatory towards young kids?

That’s it for this week. If you have any thoughts you’d like to share, don’t hesitate to post them in the comments below. Have a great weekend!

Things to Avoid – The Good Cop

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Netflix has resurrected Tony Danza from the actor’s graveyard. That place where actors go, botox the crud out of their faces, and then act like they are young and relevant again. Netflix has gone even further with The Good Cop and has teleported singer Josh Groban from some Christmas special somewhere.

Josh Groban: “Where am I?”

The Good Cop Writers: “Your in a cop show playing an unlikable goody two-shoes. Think you can handle that?”

Josh Groban: “Definitely.”

Two actors dumped into a White Collar-like formula, what could go wrong? Pretty much everything.

I’m convinced that The Good Cop is built for senior citizens. Let’s do the math:

Slow Pacing + Department Store Piano Music + Tony Danza = Old People Show

Guess I need to be careful here though. Tony Danza shot to fame on Who’s the Boss, which debuted in 1984. Which means the “senior citizens” I’m talking about would then be my parents–hi, mom and dad!–. I take it all back. This is just a bad show meant for bad people who want to watch bad television.

Netflix can be a haven of the awesome (Voltron) and a haven of the most epic fails brought to the small screen. The Good Cop is a disaster and a thing to avoid.