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20 Truths from Faith Among the Faithless
The life the Bible offers is not one that is safe from the tragedies of the world, but one in which God suffers with us and accompanies us through our hardships.
brain. It has some evolutionary cause— some root in the need to advance and preserve our species that has been written into our DNA. (pg. 13). life. (pg. 14).
20 Truths from Small Church Essentials
Just because a church is small, doesn’t mean it’s broken.
Just because a church is small, doesn't mean it's broken (pg. 10). 2.Just because we don't have a kickin' worship band does not mean we'll settle for passionless worship (pg. 43).
How We Lead in Times of Cultural Shift
In many ways, we have lost our home field advantage.
As noted earlier, nationally the Nones more than doubled in numbers from 1990 to 2008 and almost doubled their share of the adult population, from 8% in 1990 to 15% in 2008.” (pg.
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
Christmas and Cricket: Rediscovering Two Lost C. S. Lewis Articles After 70 Years
“A Christmas Sermon for Pagans” is quintessential Lewis at the height of his renown. “Cricketer’s Progress” is more of a mystery.
It presented a pleasing variety of non-fiction pieces alongside fiction from the likes of HG Wells, E. Nesbit, PG Wodehouse, Agatha Christie, DH Lawrence, Evelyn Waugh, John
Do We Need Another Denzel Washington Christ Figure?
CT asks the actor about his latest movie and Hollywood’s ongoing quest to score the faith audience.
Roman J. Israel Esq. also stars Colin Farrell and Carmen Ejogo. It releases nationwide November 22 and is rated PG-13 for language and some violence.
Charles Dickens Still Haunts Christmas
How a 19th-century story informs the modern holiday spirit.
The movie is a thoroughly pleasant, sometimes funny, and occasionally reflective story with a PG-rating and storybook aesthetic that recommend it as the go-to family film of this holiday
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.
Faculty push back against stricter standards keeping curse words, R-rated movies, and sexual content out of their curricula.
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.
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.
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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
The Hard Work of Making Anne Rice’s Jesus Book into a MovieSubscriber Access Only
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.
The WalkSubscriber Access Only
The film is flawed, but the wire walk makes it all worth it.
Our Rating. Average Rating: 1; 2; 3; 4. (not rated yet)ADD YOURS. Mpaa Rating PG (For thematic elements involving perilous situations, and for some nudity, language, brief drug
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.
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.
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.
Marriage, Divorce, and the Church: What do the stats say, and can marriage be happy?
Are Christian divorce rates the same, or even higher, than the rest of the population? Is a happy marriage possible?
She writes, "Highly happy couples tend to put God at the center of their marriage and focus on Him, rather than on their marriage or spouse, for fulfillment and happiness" (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
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Blessed Are the Slow
Blessed Are the Slow
Scripture reminds us that love—and loving communication—is patient.
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