Free study resources for 12 YEARS A SLAVE 2013 movie
This powerful and dramatic film by British director Steve McQueen is based on the amazing true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War USA, Solomon Northup (played by Londoner Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender) as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. Damaris offers free downloadable video and text study resources for Christian groups.
People always wanted electronic connection, even in 1969
Social media, in its widest sense, goes back beyond the beginning of the Internet, as this infographic explains. It is not a passing digital fad. People have always wanted the opportunity to interact electronically. Social media is perhaps the defining communication movement of this century, and highly significant for sharing the good news – if done appropriately.
Rebel With the Cause - #6528
Before the wake-up call reaches our young people, we have to wake up first. To how we've failed to challenge them, to believe in them, to show them what God sees when He looks at them, as leaders who can be examples of the believer.
The end of the world, Mayan Calendar, apocalpyse & the Bible
From a historical perspective, 'Christian' attempts to pinpoint the date of Jesus' return have always made us look bizarre and ridiculous, not least the supposed 'predictions' of 2011.
Scary Times - #6385
Listen to this promise from the Bible, "Therefore we will not fear though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging...the Lord Almighty is with us" (Psalm 46:2-3, 7). You know, as they say in those earthquake drills, "Hold onto something heavy." That's Jesus.
The Problem of Eusebius | Christian History Institute
Eusebius' work became the foundation for centuries of Christian scholarship. Was that foundation firm or hopelessly flawed? From the pages of Christian History magazine.
How God Makes You a Masterpiece - #6244
When God wanted to explain to His people the painful events in their lives, He sent His prophet Jeremiah down to the potter's house for an illustration. Jeremiah said: "I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as it seemed best to him."
The West is a mission field. We need mission insights to understand worldview and culture.
Time is a strange commodity. We stayed last month at a holiday cottage in the north Derbyshire village where I spent some years of my childhood. It’s apparently the oldest building in the village. Friends in the New World will perhaps be particularly entranced by its age – it was already 200 years old when Charles Wesley stayed there! It is part of a farm complex which later became a Moravian settlement for 50 years.
Would You Change the Past?
Why do you think people are fascinated with time travel? Or do you personally find it uninteresting?
Time in the Bible: Ecclesiastes 3:1-22
This passages tells us that there is right time for everything. It's been immortalized in poetry and popular music, but it challenges us to look at history and at our own lives from a grander perspective. God is in control of history, and nothing occurs that He has not already incorporated into His plan.