January 27, 2021

Awake O’ Sleeper


  1. Loved it

  2. David Reimer says

    Fascinating, powerful.

    Plato lives … or is it the gospel? So hard to tell.

  3. Scott Miller says

    iMonk, now we know what you did on your sabbatical.

  4. What is it? CCM? country? trailor for a movie? Help me out here, I don’t get out much. What ever it is i like it.

  5. Let me offer up a resounding Huh???

    Not sure I completely understood what was going on there.

  6. Pr. Martin Diers says

    Excellent little film!

    “Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory” (Ephesians 3:8-13).

    “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage” (Gal. 5:1).

    You can find an HD version on the Whitestone site:


    The Apple TV version plays in Quicktime or VLC.

  7. Thanks for the laugh. That was great.

  8. it is interesting to me how in typical “modernistic” fashion, some will want the wise old monk to explain to them them meaning of art. Oh well…so much for the wonder of the Body of Christ!

  9. This rocks. And the more I see Brandon McCormick’s work, the more intrigued and impressed I am. Thanks, Michael, for introducing it here.

    Although Brandon is a media director for a church in Atlanta, if you’re looking for chapter-and-verse, you won’t find it here. You WILL find compelling storytelling, thoughtful discussion-starters, and something unique and different each time you view it.

    Check out “The Watchmaker’s Son” on the Whitestone Web Site (www.whitestonemotionpictures.com) or youtube.

  10. I get the meaning, love it. I am looking for the FUNCTION. Everything produced is for a reason. My ignorance is based in lack of experience with this production company. Is it a video designed to be played in church? On mtv? Internet? I get the message, but where is it playing? Sorry, up here in pennsyltucky we get left out of the loop.

  11. Willoh,

    I think the function is the conversation – the story – that ensues. But that’s just me. On the web site, they offer some thoughts about myth, story, etc. and their quest to bring storytelling back. As a pastor, I just told my associate I think their videos would make awesome discussion starters in church. Or in a coffee shop (I’ll leave the pub for others 🙂 ).

    The venue seems to be mostly online at this point, but I don’t know that for sure. I just know they have a multi-pronged online presence.

  12. Thanks for the explanation Andy. Now see if you can get funded as a missionary to Pennsyltucky. I am impressed with a big budget [relatively] production for on line presence.

  13. I really like the video, but iMonk, can you tell us who the artist is, and some background on it?

  14. Loved it.

  15. Deja vu a little.

    Reminds me of Clint Eastwood’s under-rated Western Pale Rider. Especially scene where the bad guy’s hired guns say they let no one into the mining camp but “some dumb preacher.”

    The bad guy literally spits out an obscenity and yells, “A Preacher! God almighty! Now they’ll be dug in that mountain tighter than ticks on a cow! Don’t you know preachers bring hope and nothin’ makes men’s spines strong than when you give them hope!”

    Loved that film. Think I’ll watch it again when I get home.

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