Two churches joined together to serve and love the people at the Ravenel Mobile Home Park in our neighborhood this past Sunday afternoon. What a great time of food, fun, fellowship and sharing and receiving the "Good News!"
What does it mean to be a child of God in the midst of the current economic and political chaos? Every week it seems as if another catastrophe becomes the major headline. What is God’s message of hope in these perilous times? I believe Romans Chapter 8 is that message of hope! We begin our journey through this life changing passage tomorrow.
RESURRECTION SUNDAY is almost here! I look forward to our play "Children Tell the Resurrection Story", the music, and to the message, "Resurrection Matters!"
This Friday at 7:00p.m. we will look back and reflect on Christ's seven last sayings while hanging on the cross for our sins. And we will look forward to his resurrection.
Come join us as our children lead us waving palm branches and as we sing praises to our King!
Photo by Bruce Krucke
“Noah” Generates a Flood of Bible Readers Over the Weekend Christian critics have given Noah mixed reviews, but one thing Darren Aronofsky’s epic did accomplish was to get people reading the original story of Noah in the Bible. Over the weekend, visits to the Noah story in Genesis 6-9 at Bible Gateway saw a 223% increase over the previous weekend! I imagine this represents a lot of Noah viewers looking to compare the film with the original story, or people just refreshing their memory of a classic Bible story that everybody’s suddenly talking about.
Predictably, the Noah film drew mixed reviews from Christian critics over the weekend: some reviewers appreciated the biblical themes and questions raised by the movie, while others sharply criticized its departures from the Genesis account. (I’ve not seen the film, but shared a few discussion questions here.)
As the Noah conversation kicked into high gear last week, we ran a poll asking “Should Hollywood be making Bible-based movies?” The results are interesting in light of Noah‘s reception. A hefty majority—just over 60%—answered that Hollywood adaptations of Bible stories are acceptable only if they adhere strictly to the details of the original story. A smaller percentage of respondents (28%) feel that Bible stories are a good fit for the big screen and can withstand artistic license. And about 11% think that Bible stories should never be grist for the Hollywood mill.