Faith & Culture
As Christians, we have the privilege of applying our faith in the context of the challenging world we live in. But we often struggle with knowing how to do that. As Christians, we must be shaped by God’s Word as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission in the context of a lost world. We are excited to announce that over the next year, we will be offering four Faith & Culture events that will help equip you to be lights in an ever-confusing culture.
Faith & Culture: Media and Technology
The benefits of high-speed connectivity to education, healthcare, and public safety are inestimable. But what about an always-on connected device in our pockets? We invite you to hear Randall Stephenson, retired Executive Chairman and CEO of AT&T, speak to this with years of experience studying, investing, and building networks and systems. He’ll share where we’ve come from, where we are, and where technology is headed. You will not want to miss his incredible insights, stories, and burden to be wise with the technology we have at our fingertips.
Faith & Culture: Film Night
February 15 - 5:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
A Hidden Life is a strikingly beautiful film that tells the true story of an Austrian farmer Franz Jägerstätter and his quiet resistance to Nazi evil in WWII. Through its portrayal of this modern-day Daniel, the film invites all of us to consider how we too might live in this world with a counter-cultural fidelity to Christ and His Kingdom.
Registration is required and will serve as your ticket to enter the theater. Seating is first-come, first-served. The theater can be accessed at 5:45 p.m., and the film will begin at 6:00 p.m. A Hidden Life is rated PG-13, and you can view the trailer here.
What in the film is memorable to you? How did it make you feel? Why do you think that is?
What vision of faithfulness to Christ in culture does the film communicate? Where would you draw connections between the film and the Bible?
What do you still wonder about?
The Never-Failing Light: A Contemplation of Terrence Malick’s Film “A Hidden Life”
The fight for the future of Ukraine wages as I write. I see the gut-wrenching images in the news of men, women, and children trapped in the wreckage of war. “That could be me,” I think, “That could be my family.” I read the reports of fierce gun fights and bombings. I watch President Volodymr Zelensky’s impassioned speeches to embolden Ukrainians to defend their country, to embolden the world. I pray. [continue reading by downloading the PDF below]
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