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With Matt Ryan's John Constantine officially heading to 'Arrow' this fall, we decided to give you guys a proper review/recap of the unfortunately cancelled 'Constantine'. We discuss why NBC killed it, our thoughts on Liv Aberdeen (the pilot's audience proxy), and the series regular characters, Zed, Chas, Manny, Papa Midnite, and of course, John Constantine himself! We talk the show's triumphs, the show's failures, the top three storylines we want resolved on 'Arrow', and our highest hopes for our favorite Master of the Dark Arts . . . ahem, Petty Dabbler.
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Our Panel will discuss the claims that Christianity is a by product of strange fire (Lev.10:1-7) thru its interactions with Emperor Constantine.
David L. Gray is a Catholic Convert by the way of Agnosticism and Protestantism. He is graduate student in Theology at Ohio Dominican University of Ohio and teaches Theology and History at Kolbe Academy. You can find him online at www.DavidLGray.INFO David Withun is and Army veteran & member of the Melkite Catholic Church (Orthodox by communion) he teaches at Savannah Classical Academy in Savannah, GA, and a PhD student at Faulkner University. He blogs frequently at www.davidwithun.com. William Albrecht has a B.A. in theology and is a member of the Catholic apostolate, the Catholic Legate. You can find out more about him at: http://catholic-legate.com/ http://www.youtube.com/gnrhead http://www.godtube.com/catholic/
'Constantine' 1x14 - 'Final Girl' Script Review
Daniel Cerone has graced us with a free-to-download pdf of an unproduced script for the sadly cancelled series 'Constantine'. As a special episode for this week, we decided to read the script (let's not kid ourselves, we were going to anyway!), and give you a recap and review of the episode!
When a group of friends kill the most annoying bastard in town, he comes back as a Meat Cutter, a zombie killer that is a lot like Jason Vorhees, but with goat skin strapped to his face instead of a hockey mask. Of course, this isn't the first time Judith has seen something like this. Who's Judith? Just one of the old gang from Newcastle. She's found meaning in tracking these Meat Cutters down all over the country. Of course, Constantine rightfully believes that there's something more sinister going on.
So come with us on our weirdest episode yet! We're reviewing a freaking script, guys!
With the arrival of John Constantine to the Arrow universe I thought I would share a brief 101 Intro to Contantine! Please check out our website @Remnantxradio.com, follow us on twtter and send me a friend request on facebook!
Can we kick it ? Yes....I think we can! (Hon. mention to the 25th anniversary of Tribe Called Quest's Peoples Travels....). Check out the latest episode of Afronerd Radio's Grindhouse podcast, airing this Saturday at 6pm EST. Join Dburt, Capt. Kirk and the "Uncanny" Daryll B.-your broadcast "Doom Patrol" as they unravel the following topics: our thoughts go out to Paris as the city deals with the latest horrific wave of terrorism resulting in reportedly 150 plus deaths; still more thoughts about race and the University of Missouri; additional musings concerning legendary comic writer, Neil Gaiman's fight to maintain the integrity of his characters' ethnic backgrounds; Change.org has a new petition campaign aiming to bring a Constantine series to the CW network; in retro tech news, just what is the deal with audio tapes making a return to public cocnsciousness?; thoughts about TNT programs-The Librarians and the Sharon Stone TV vehicle, Agent X; Dburt scratches his head as young men that appear to be "Afronerds" are profiled and refused entrance into an Australian Apple store; is the Flash a not so thinly veiled homage to Fox's Fringe? And lastly, actor Christian Bale actually responds to the viral theory that he is really Batman (in the upcoming Batman vs Superman film). Call the hosts live at 646-915-9620.
Early in his cardiology career, Dr. Arthur E. Constantine received an insight from God that had not been revealed in any medical school or cardiology textbook: There is an inseparable intertwining of the physical and spiritual bindings of our hearts.
With equal measures of diet and exercise information and Bible-based inspiration, Constantine’s new guide “It’s Always the Heart” provides meaningful ideas on how we can change our hearts to receive the physical and spiritual hearts God wants us to have.
For more information please visit www.itsalwaystheheart.com.
CONSTANTINE - Series Premiere: 10/24 - Fridays at 10/9c on NBC
Based on the wildly popular comic book series “Hellblazer” from DC Comics, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan, “Criminal Minds”) is armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and a wickedly naughty wit. He fights the good fight — or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he’s decided to abandon his campaign against evil until a series of events thrusts him back into the fray, and he’ll do whatever it takes to protect the innocent. With the balance of good and evil on the line, Constantine will use his skills to travel the country, find the supernatural terrors that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows… maybe there’s hope for him and his soul after all.
The cast also includes Angélica Celaya (“Dallas”) as Zed, Harold Perrineau (“Lost”) as Manny and Charles Halford (“True Detective”) as Chas.
Tune in for another special edition of That's Entertainment as I interview actor Harold Perrineau. Perrineau has starred in countless roles in every catagory from stage, television and films. His break-out role was the paraplegic prisoner in the acclaimed HBO drama series, "Oz." He is also known to millions of viewers as "Michael Dawson" in the Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated series, "Lost." And who can forget the lovable "Julian Murch" in Malcolm Lee's hit movies, "The Best Man" and "The Best Man Holiday" which also starred Terrence Howard, Taye Diggs and Morris Chestnut. Now he will be playing an angel in the new dark, supernatural drama, "Constantine" that premiers on Friday night on NBC. Join me as I talk with the multi-talented and versatile, Harold Perreneau, on Thursday, October 23 at 10:00am ET on www.blogtalkradio.com/tammyjones-gibbs
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Join our host Keith Giles as he interviews Christian Historian Al Baker.
Keith and Al will take different sides in the discussion about Constantine's influence on the Christian faith, as well as the legitmacy of his conversion experience and his understanding of what it meant to be a "Christian".
ABOUT AL BAKER:
After serving as a university pastor for 14 years, Al Baker moved his family to Scotland where he did his Ph.D. work. Al holds a Ph.D. from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. His doctoral focus was on early church history in general, the spirituality of Clement of Alexandria in particular.
Dr. Baker was on the faculty of Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh NC for 6 years, serving as the interim Chair of the Philosophy and Religion department in his final year. He taught Church History and Intro to Philosophy along with a few other Religious Studies classes.
In 2005 he started writing and publishing the web site Church History 101. The site has had over 350,000 unique visitors. He has written several papers that are used in church history classes around the USA:
"Introduction to Gnostic Texts"
"How the New Testament Canon was Formed"
"Wine in the Ancient World"
to name the three most prominent.
In 2012 he turned his attention to Emperor Constantine and has dedicated 2014 and 2015 to the study of this important early church figure...and this, of course, is what led to Keith and Al meeting over the internet, exchanging numerous e-mails in discussion and fairly polite debate, and finally to this blog interview.
Al is the author of the book, "A Concise History of the Christian Church" which is available here:
Our History of Christianity Scripture verse today is Psalm 37:37 which reads: "Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace."
Our History of Christianity quote today is from Joseph Addison. He said: "The Christian religion made its way through Paganism, unassisted by the force of human power, and as gentle as the triumphs of light over darkness."
Today, in the History of Christianity, we are looking at "The Imperial Church - Constantine" (Part 3) from Dr. Justo L. Gonzalez's fine book, The Story of Christianity (Volume 1).
"It may well have been during his campaign against Licinius that Constantine became aware of the strategic value of Byzantium. That city was at the very edge of Europe, where it almost touched Asia Minor. Thus, it could serve as a bridge between the European and the Asian portions of the empire. Furthermore, if properly fortified, Byzantium would control the Bosporus, through which all shipping had to pass in its way from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea. A peace treaty made with Persia several decades earlier was about to expire, and the emperor felt the need to establish his headquarters near the Eastern border. But at the same time the Germanic tribes on the Rhine were always a threat, and therefore it would not be wise for the emperor to settle too far from the West. For all these reasons, Byzantium seemed the ideal location for the new capital. Constantine's choice - for which he took no credit, claiming that he was following instructions from God - proved to be most wise, for the city that he founded would play a strategic role for centuries to come."
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This Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, the show that mixes comics and politics. This Monday we discuss some of the latest comic news and releases!
On tap for this Monday we'll be discussing:
Marvel has made more and more announcements with their All-New, All-Different relaunch/revamp which begins soon! We'll discuss some of the latest news and series announced.
DC Comics has had some interesting and fun releases lately. We discuss two of them. This week we'll be chatting the latest issues of Constantine the Hellblazer and Grayson.
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Our History of Christianity Scripture verse today is Romans 13:1 which reads: "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God."
Our History of Christianity quote today is from Eusebius. He said: "Constantine saw with his own eyes the trophy of a cross of light in the heavens, above the sun, and bearing this inscription: conquer by this. At the sight, he himself was struck with amazement and his whole army also."
Last time, in the History of Christianity, we looked at "The Imperial Church - Constantine" (Part 1).
Today, in the History of Christianity, we are looking at "The Imperial Church - Constantine" (Part 2) from Dr. Justo L. Gonzalez's fine book, The Story of Christianity (Volume 1).
The truce lasted until 322 AD, although there was an ever-increasing tension between the two emperors. The main reason for conflict was still the ambition of both men, which found expression in the question of what titles and honors were to be given to their sons. But by the time war finally broke out, the question of religious policy had also become a bone of contention.
Licinius' religious policy needs to be clarified, for after Constantine's victory some Christian writers, in order to justify his actions against Licinius, made the latter appear in a bad light. For a number of years after the Edict of Milan, Licinius took no measures against Christians. Actually, a contemporary Christian writer, in telling the story of Licinius' victory over Maximinus Daia, makes it sound very similar to Constantine's victory over Maxentius - including a vision. But Christianity in Licinius' territories was divided over a number of issues, and such divisions led to public disorders...