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Thriving at the Edges of the World
E. Stanley Jones calls us to radical conservatism and a conservative radicalism.
Together they could be fruitful. The church must not allow these two groups to drive a wedge into its life. We need a radical conservatism and a conservative radicalism. (pg. 314).
Taking Aim at Worship
Why we need to re-orient our worship.
God. Triune God enjoyed perfect community before creation—“unending fellowship, ceaseless conversation and immeasurable love” (pg. 185). Believing
Ghostbusters
I ain't afraid of no ghosts.
The original was rated PG. This is rated PG-13. What gives? The PG-13 rating debuted on July 1, 1984. The first PG-13 rated film was Red Dawn, released on August 10.
Farewell, Jesus Junk? Christian Retail Finds a Deeper Purpose
With the closing of Family Christian, stores focus on curation and community involvement.
“As for a theological standard, there didn't seem to be one, aside from possibly no Mormon materials and nothing with any language that might not be PG-rated,” he said.
Limping through Scripture
An interview with Jennifer Grant and Cathleen Falsani about Disquiet Time
AJ: Eugene Peterson wrote the foreword to the book. Did it take any persuading for him to contribute to this decidedly not PG-rated compilation? CF: No, not at all.
Why Evangelicals Dislike and Distrust Hillary Clinton So Much
To many Evangelicals, Mrs. Clinton is a perfect storm of divergent values, dismissive advocacy, and distrusted personality.
health care services, including safe and legal abortion—regardless of where she lives, how much money she makes, or how she is insured” (2016 Democratic Party Platform [PDF], pg.
Why We Review R-Rated FilmsSubscriber Access Only
You're a neighbor before you're a consumer.
For instance, the PG-13 designation didn't exist until July 1984, and the first film to receive it was Red Dawn. It was instituted largely because of complaints
Will Church's R-Rated Movie Hurt Teen Faith?
Study says such films are 'damaging to religious faith,' while movie-making church disputes rating.
CT has followed the rise of church-produced movies, a trend led by Sherwood Baptist Church's production of Facing the Giants (rated PG), Fireproof (rated PG) and Courageous (rated
The Hollars
What can you do with your regrets?
Caveat Spectator. There's some bad language and innuendo in the film, as well as a few off-color jokes, but in general this is firmly in PG-13 territory.
Ben-Hur
A new twist on the tale of the Christ.
Caveat Spectator. Ben-Hur wisely stays on the family-friendly side of PG-13, mostly for epic violence—but the camera keeps moving and doesn't dwell on the gorier bits.
The Hard Work of Making Anne Rice’s Jesus Book into a Movie
How 'Christ the Lord' Became 'The Young Messiah'
[It's] all suggested. All impressionistic. It is the context—this is what I was told by the ratings board—of what is going on that gave us the PG-13. Honestly, I think we deserved a PG.
How 'Stranger Things' Re-Enchants the World
The Netflix show, along with 'Midnight Special,' Frank Peretti's novels, and even Pokemon Go are trying to fill a void.
However, some families may want to filter for language—the profanity used is commensurate or even mild compared with PG-rated films of the early 80s (think the Back to the Future
The Walk
The film is flawed, but the wire walk makes it all worth it.
Our Rating. Average Rating: 1; 2; 3; 4. (2 user ratings)ADD YOURS. Mpaa Rating PG (For thematic elements involving perilous situations, and for some nudity, language, brief drug
Joy
The film is uneven, but Joy knows just who she is.
Lawrence in 'Joy'. Our Rating. Average Rating: 1; 2; 3; 4. (24 user ratings)ADD YOURS. Mpaa Rating PG-13 (For brief strong language.). Genre Drama. Directed
The Good Dinosaur
Possibly the most generic Pixar movie ever.
Our Rating. Average Rating: 1; 2; 3; 4. (11 user ratings)ADD YOURS. Mpaa Rating PG (For peril, action and thematic elements.). Genre Animated. Directed
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Whatever Is Pure: Cedarville Requires Professors to Apply Philippians 4:8
Whatever Is Pure: Cedarville Requires Professors to Apply Philippians 4:8
Faculty push back against stricter standards keeping curse words, R-rated movies, and sexual content out of their curricula.
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