Posted by: Ed | June 7, 2011

KINGS SPEECH, GOD AT THE MOVIES and the Weekend that Was

We launched one of our signature series this weekend – GOD AT THE MOVIES (click <a href="We launched one of our signature series this weekend – GOD AT THE MOVIES (click here for the website).

It’s obviously a fun series, but it’s also deep. There are often some pretty profound things we can explore because the film (art has a tendency to do this) has opened up some dormant areas of our hearts by stirring our emotions. WORSHIP – I love how God speaks to ME during our worship times. Just because it happens every week doesn’t mean it’s not amazing (like sunsets). THE KINGS SPEECH This fantastic movie was a gold mine. I’m a little biased toward period pieces. I also think the actors in this film delivered big time. But the story that was laid out was so redemptive. Our response to calling, destiny and duty is so critical to whether our lives are ever all that God knows they can be! One theme that I wish I could have explored was the contrast between David (the brother who renounced the throne) and Bertie (who stepped up despite his impediment) and Lionel Logue. I loved how it put David’s decision in a new light. I think we Americans tend to romanticize this shrinking form the moment of calling. June is going to rock. Baptism Day is next Sunday, OGN is coming later and much mover God at the Movies! ” title=”God at the Movies”>here for the website).

It’s obviously a fun series, but it’s also deep. There are often some pretty profound things we can explore because the film (art has a tendency to do this) has opened up some dormant areas of our hearts by stirring our emotions.

WORSHIP – I love how God speaks to ME during our worship times. Just because it happens every week doesn’t mean it’s not amazing (like sunsets).

THE KINGS SPEECH
This fantastic movie was a gold mine. I’m a little biased toward period pieces. I also think the actors in this film delivered big time. But the story that was laid out was so redemptive. Our response to calling, destiny and duty is so critical to whether our lives are ever all that God knows they can be!

One theme that I wish I could have explored was the contrast between David (the brother who renounced the throne) and Bertie (who stepped up despite his impediment) and Lionel Logue. I loved how it put David’s decision in a new light. I think we Americans tend to romanticize this shrinking form the moment of calling.

June is going to rock. Baptism Day is next Sunday, OGN is coming later and much mover God at the Movies!

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Responses

  1. The movie was excellent and your ability to pull out the best nuggets was superb!!! Great job!!! Thank you!

  2. Speaking of movies, how about New Format’s great work at Collier Park! I’m proud of them for getting out of the box and making a difference. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=203636906338669


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