Hunger Games: Children Killing Children

•March 26, 2012 • 3 Comments

Although the author of the book brings to the forefront a ficticious country with an evil government that puts these “Hunger Games” together, do we really need another violent movie that lures young people to its fantastic adventurous and violent tale?  Our culture is already obsessed with violent entertainment, but even worse now, violent entertainment using kids.  And millions will probably pay money to see this movie and in so doing, have their minds and souls “entertained” watching children and teens hunt one another to the death.  The very premise where 24 kids are sent out to hunt and kill each other and only one is allowed to emerge at the end should be a warning to the kind of movie (and book) this is.  Parents, do you want your children entertained in this way?  And kids, do you really want to see (or read) horrific child on child killing?

Granted, many would disagree with this take and come from a completely different perspective.  However, the only perspective that really matters is God’s.  For those in Christ, the question should be “What is God’s heart on the matter?”  Does God value human life?  Does he warn us about causing children to stumble?  Does he warn us about setting our eyes on things that are impure?  Does he tell us to dwell on things that are lovely, admirable, holy and good?  And doesn’t he warn us about a coming time (today even) where that which is evil is said to be good, and that which is good is said to be evil?

Just reading through Plugged In‘s movie review of the Hunger Games can be nauseating.  However, it does reveal the content of the movie and what to expect.  You can read the review here.  Bottom line: parents need to use some serious discernment in what they allow their children to view, not only with this one movie, but with all movies and entertainment in general.  And most importantly, to make sure our choices are God-honoring.  Already this is said to be a “good” movie, unfortunately even among people of faith.  But whose definition of “good” are they using?

Does God’s Will Equate a Detailed Plan?

•March 16, 2012 • 1 Comment

Ever wonder what God’s Will is for your life?  The following is from a recent devotional of James MacDonald.  Hope it’s helpful…

Here’s one of the crucial questions that doesn’t get asked enough: Does God have a will for each individual? Think before you answer. Does He have an individualized, highly detailed, inviolable (unbreakable) will for you? Could you defend biblically the concept that God has such a specific will? By that I mean does God have a specific college for you to go to?  Read more…

What’s A Leap Year?

•February 29, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Pastor in Iran faces death

•February 27, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Pastor Youcef  Nadarkhani has been in prison since his arrest in 2009.  About to face death from the Iranian government, the hope is for more media coverage in order to put pressure on Iran.  Earlier today Fox News interviewed Jay Sekulow from the ACLJ.  Read more about Youcef at Fox News and the ACLJ to see how you can get involved in helping to free Youcef.  One way, as the ACLJ is promoting, is with Twitter.  You can even write a letter to Youcef and Iran’s officials through Voice of the Martyrs’ Prisoner Alert.

Why are young people leaving the church?

•February 26, 2012 • 1 Comment

During the past thirty years of traveling the world and speaking in churches, I [Ken Ham] have been deeply burdened by distraught parents pleading for advice on how to reach their children who were brought up in the church but no longer attend.  “How can I reach them?  How can we get them back to church?”  I have been asked time and time again.  Read more…

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