Rear Window

I’m blogging through the AFI top 100. You can read more here. Rear window isn’t a perfect movie, but it is darn close. This is another one that I was embarrassed to say that I’d never watched before. I was very familiar with it and I’d probably seen about half the movie watching various documentaries…

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The Birth of a Nation

I’m blogging through the AFI top 100. You can read more here. The Birth of a Nation is a awful reminder of the world that was, and perhaps the world that still is to some degree. It’s a ficticious account of the Civil War and life following. It’s the oldest film on this list, having…

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Firm Foundation week 5: The Global Mission of the Church

Introduction: 1) What’s been your experience with Global mission work? The Global Mission of the church 2) Read Matthew 28:16-20. This bit of scripture is called the Great Commission, where Jesus tells us to go and make disciples of all nations. As we talked about last week the word for “make disciples” is a Greek…

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A Firm foundation Week 4: The Church and Discipleship

Introduction: 1) What negative thoughts come to mind when you hear the word “church?” What positive thoughts? The Church: 2) Last week we talked about sanctification –AKA “Holiness” – John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement once said “You can no more be a Holy hermit than a Holy adulterer” – what does he…

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Firm foundation week 3 – Holy spirit & Sanctification

Holy Spirit/Sanctification: Opening: 1) What are some negative things that come to mind when you hear the word “Holy?” What are some positive things? Holy spirit: 2) Did you grow up hearing about the “Holy Spirit?” or “Holy Ghost?” what have you heard about it? 3) Read John 14:26, Romans 8:26, Acts 1:8 – what…

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Firm Foundation Week 2: Grace

Opening: 1. What comes to mind when you hear the word grace? 2. What is the difference between mercy and grace? 3. Can you think of a time that someone (other than Jesus) extend irrational seeming grace to you or someone else you know? Prevenient Grace: 4. Read Jeremiah 1:5 , Ezekiel 34:11, 16, John…

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Firm Foundation Week 1: Jesus & Scripture

1. When you hear the name of Jesus what comes to mind first? 2. Read Philippians 2:6-11 – what does this verse tell us about the character of Jesus? 3. What are some ideas about Jesus that you or your friends/family have had that you now believe are wrong? What caused those ideas? 4. Read…

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Lawrence of Arabia

I’m blogging through the AFI top 100. You can read more here. Lawrence of Arabia is a phenomenal epic. As I watched this sprawling film I wondered if it had been made today how it would be different. As with many of the movies on this list Lawrence of Arabia enjoys a massive run time.…

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Doctor Strangelove

I’m blogging through the AFI top 100. You can read more here. There’s no accounting for taste. That’s all I can say regarding the inclusion of “Doctor Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” in AFI’s top 100. I perhaps could think of 100 movies that were not on the…

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Taxi Driver

I’m blogging through the AFI 100. You can read more here. For those who aren’t familiar Taxi Driver is about an mentally unstable veteran who deals with his insomnia and general dissosiative feelings toward the world. He has an unsuccessful relationship with a woman who is disgusted by his choice in dirty movies. After a…

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