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Der Krieger und die Kaiserin

Some movies do a great job of raising questions. Others give hints as to answers. Some do both.

The Princess and the Warrior is a German film, directed by Tom Tykwer staring Franka Potente (of the entertaining Bourne Identity [though not to be compared to the the Ludlum novel on which the movie is based] and the wonderfully engaging Run Lola Run – also a Tykwer vehicle).

Bodo: “It’s all meaningless anyway.”

Simone: “Nothing’s meaningless.”

These two lines, spoken in a ward for the mentally disturbed, capture the tension explored throughout Tykwer’s second film with the talented Potente (Simone). A truck hits Simone – a nurse in that ward – and Bodo (Benno Furmann) saves her life. Bodo has been devastated by a tragic loss. Simone seeks out Bodo and the rest of the movie explores her quest to have a redemptive relationship with him.

Simone:

“I had a dream.

We were brother and sister.

mother and father,

wife and husband.

And…both of us were both.”

Bodo: “You’re crazy.

Simone: Yes, of course.”

The plot is multifaceted without being overbearing. A small but interesting use of special effects serves to highlight Bodo’s inner tension over responding to Simone. And with uncharacteristic understatement, Potente delicately portrays the quiet Simone. Well worth seeing.

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Der Krieger und die Kaiserin

Some movies do a great job of raising questions. Others give hints as to answers. Some do both.

The Princess and the Warrior is a German film, directed by Tom Tykwer staring Franka Potente (of the entertaining Bourne Identity [though not to be compared to the the Ludlum novel on which the movie is based] and the wonderfully engaging Run Lola Run – also a Tykwer vehicle).

Bodo: “It’s all meaningless anyway.”

Simone: “Nothing’s meaningless.”

These two lines, spoken in a ward for the mentally disturbed, capture the tension explored throughout Tykwer’s second film with the talented Potente (Simone). A truck hits Simone – a nurse in that ward – and Bodo (Benno Furmann) saves her life. Bodo has been devastated by a tragic loss. Simone seeks out Bodo and the rest of the movie explores her quest to have a redemptive relationship with him.

Simone:

“I had a dream.

We were brother and sister.

mother and father,

wife and husband.

And…both of us were both.”

Bodo: “You’re crazy.

Simone: Yes, of course.”

The plot is multifaceted without being overbearing. A small but interesting use of special effects serves to highlight Bodo’s inner tension over responding to Simone. And with uncharacteristic understatement, Potente delicately portrays the quiet Simone. Well worth seeing.

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john entwistle 1944-2002

just a few days ago, I listened to all of quadrophenia.

In fact, I was just insisting to a friend of mine at work that he *had* to listen to this album. I told him that it captured teenage longing which is, of course, the longing inside all of us….

Love Reign O’er Me

“(Pete’s theme) Only love

Can make it rain

The way the beach is kissed by the sea.

Only love

Can make it rain

Like the sweat of lovers’

Laying in the fields.

Love, Reign o’er me.

Love, Reign o’er me, rain on me.

Only love

Can bring the rain

That makes you yearn to the sky.

Only love

Can bring the rain

That falls like tears from on high.

Love Reign O’er me.

On the dry and dusty road

The nights we spend apart alone

I need to get back home to cool cool rain.

The nights are hot and black as ink

I can’t sleep and I lay and I think

Oh God, I need a drink of cool cool rain. ”

Thank you John.

the John Entwistle Home Page

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john entwistle 1944-2002

just a few days ago, I listened to all of quadrophenia.

In fact, I was just insisting to a friend of mine at work that he *had* to listen to this album. I told him that it captured teenage longing which is, of course, the longing inside all of us….

Love Reign O’er Me

“(Pete’s theme) Only love

Can make it rain

The way the beach is kissed by the sea.

Only love

Can make it rain

Like the sweat of lovers’

Laying in the fields.

Love, Reign o’er me.

Love, Reign o’er me, rain on me.

Only love

Can bring the rain

That makes you yearn to the sky.

Only love

Can bring the rain

That falls like tears from on high.

Love Reign O’er me.

On the dry and dusty road

The nights we spend apart alone

I need to get back home to cool cool rain.

The nights are hot and black as ink

I can’t sleep and I lay and I think

Oh God, I need a drink of cool cool rain. ”

Thank you John.

the John Entwistle Home Page

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another brief thought on transpropositionality

I thought of this while walking up to my office this AM:

information achieves transpropositionality when it becomes incarnate through either horizontal relationalization with others or vertical relationalization with God.

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another brief thought on transpropositionality

I thought of this while walking up to my office this AM:

information achieves transpropositionality when it becomes incarnate through either horizontal relationalization with others or vertical relationalization with God.

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transpropositionality

I’ve mentioned this a couple of times in blogposts. This morning I respond to a question on faithconnect asking me to describe briefly what this term means. Here’s what I said:

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John W asked:

[in simple terms] can you explain this transpropositional thing, like what it means, im not really sure about it right now, seen it used alot lately.

ss:

Ok. Transpropositionality is an aspect of reality that we’ve discussed on faithmaps. It’s not a new concept but perhaps we’ve suggested a bit of a new formulation of it.

In a nutshell, you’re a dad, right? When you hug your child, you are communicating with her in transpropositional ways. When you say, “I love you” you are communicating in propositional ways. But your hug serves *and* communicates in ways that words cannot. You are accessing her right brain and not primarily her left by your hug. God does the same with us. We must do the same with others.

We have suggested that evangelicalism is addicted to the proposition and addicted to information as the omnicompetent modality of spiritual formation. When Mark 3:14 records,

And He appointed twelve, so that they would be with Him and that He could send them out to preach,

(emphasis mine)

we see that Jesus service to His disciples was transpropositional. i.e. they gained from His words, certainly, but they also gained **simply from His being *with* them**. He conveyed truth and love to them in ways that transcended mere words and sentences.

Much more can be found @

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/faithmaps/message/7493

Hope this helps!

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