Autobots roll in for yet another box office smash hit. Audiences are thrilled with yet another bazaar of tantalizing thrills that exploit most everything known to man. The exploits—whether they be heart-pounding action violence or Victoria’s Secret-like sexuality—seem to have a spell-binding effect. Regardless of whether or not this attack on the senses works for mass audience appeal, is Michael Bay’s film anything more than hype over visual bombardment? Find out right now on Movieology!
In Matthew 16, Jesus asks His disciples who they thought He was. Peter, as usual, is ready with an answer when he proclaims: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus, in confirming Peter’s answer tells him that “flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.” Jesus continues His point by saying: “You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it” (Mt. 16:16-18). Although much has been made of this verse by both Catholics and Protestants, neither Peter nor his confession of Jesus as the Christ will be our focus here. I only want to make the reader aware of a simple pronoun: “My.” Jesus referred to the church as “My church.” The church belongs to Jesus, not to us.
It has been stated over and over again that we live in a “postmodern” era. The modernism of our parents and grandparents has supposedly become grist for the philosophical mill and we now find ourselves in a “whatever” culture. Whatever goes, whatever works, whatever makes you happy, whatever, whatever, whatever.