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The Art of Being

The Art of Being "Old Fashioned"

The film "Old Fashioned," releasing this Valentine’s Day weekend, seeks to make an art of being old-fashioned.
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Using Movies to Help Teach Values to Kids

Using Movies to Help Teach Values to Kids

Hi Moms! Have you ever had to deal with your child whining, “Mom, why can’t I have that?” as you navigate the grocery store? Hey there, Dads! Do your kids sometimes want to do some activity that’s a bit too old for them and you have to tell them, “When you get older, OK?” and they don’t particularly like that response? I know my parents did when I was growing up and I wasn’t always ready to hear what they were trying to teach me about not being selfish and thinking of others before mysel...
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Light in Darkness: Superhero Movies

Light in Darkness: Superhero Movies

I’ve noticed something about movie titles lately. So many of them contain the word dark. The Dark Knight Rises, Thor: The Dark World, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Dark Shadows, Zero Dark Thirty. Others might not use the word but their subject matter is dark: Divergent, The Hunger Games franchise, even the recent Noah film. As Christian moviegoers, how do we stay focused on the light?John’s Gospel says, “The light shines in darkness and the darkness did not overcome it” (Jn 1:5). All of our live...
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Heaven Is for Real Film Commentary: Invitation to Resurrection Faith

Heaven Is for Real Film Commentary: Invitation to Resurrection Faith

Summary:Heaven Is for Real gets off to a slow start, but ultimately engages and inspires us as we witness an ordinary, devout Christian family who together deepen their faith. Sentimental but not hokey, this appealing family film based on the popular book will probably be appreciated more by the adults in the family.  An Inspiring Family FilmTodd Burpa (portrayed by the amazingly talented Greg Kinnear) is the hard-working husband, father, and preacher who lives with his family in ...
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