April 28 – September 1, 2013
Our current @Home campaign at Bethel Church is a focus on Movies @Home. The goal of this campaign is to challenge Bethel families to use the impact of movie media in a discerning way to shape their beliefs and opinions. For better or worse, popular films do shape our opinions and beliefs in powerful ways. In Acts 17 the Apostle Paul quoted popular stories from the ancient world to point his generation to God. Movies are the informal ‘mythology’ of this generation, often creating experiences more impactful than our religious routines. Every story reflects some system of belief and can spark dialogue on themes important and thoughtful to Christians.
So how can we turn watching movies together into an opportunity for faith-formation? We need to:
- Select what we watch wisely.
- Watch movies intentionally.
- Discuss the movies openly to develop our critical thinking skills.
To assist families in this spiritual discipline a brochure is available to download below. You can also check out movie discussion questions and download a free podcast at www.movienightchat.com
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