Friday, May 16, 2008

"New" Clone Wars Trailer

Schyler is going to love this. It will be a must see, must own. He's the biggest Starwars fan I know besides Josh G. and Kevin G. Can't wait!!!
Light of the World

You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven (Matthew 5:14-16).

What does it look like when Christians live as the 'light of the world'?
What are some specific examples of ways you can 'let your light shine before men'?
What kinds of things can Christians do to deflect 'praise' from themselves for their good deeds, and direct it instead toward God?
Do you think Jesus' message in these verses was a radical, revolutionary message back in His time? Why or why not?
Do you think Jesus' message in these verses is a radical, revolutionary message today? Why or why not?
Jolt and Bolt

Grow Deep accountability question: Are you willing to spend time in prayer this week, asking God to help you be His light?

Go Wide accountability question: What is one thing you can do this coming week that would allow you to 'let your light shine before men'?

Dare 2 Share 2008

Thursday, May 15, 2008

American Teen

American Teen is a documentary on seniors at a high school in a small Indiana town and their various cliques. This film is do out this summer on Sundance.

As my friend Evan Courtney asks, "In high school which one are or were you?"
The Geek
The Rebel
The Princess
The Heartthrob
The Jock

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

What are Your "Hard Thing" Goals?
by The Rebelution

Thought this was an interesting list for students to "Do the Hard Things."  

If we were to ask ourselves what we desire or aspire to accomplish in this life, what would our list include?  It is interesting how our priorities take new shape when we develop a "Life/Purpose Statement" or a "Things-to-Do" list.  

How much stress would be eliminated from our lives if we focused primarily on God's checklist everyday?  

I know for me, a list as such, might be quite convicting.  It would definitely force me to simplify. 

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Ironman: The Amazing Armor

 I caught the amazing Ironman movie the other evening.  Great movie and effects; however, I was disappointed in the first quarter of the movie.  Why is it that all these new movies have to include trash and innuendos to make it to the top?  Those of you who have seen the movie know what I am talking about.  The trash was not needed.

The Armor scenes were totally awesome.  Great correlation between the details of Ironman putting on the armor and Christians putting on the armor of God.  Good stuff.  Love to see the last three-quarters of the movie again.    

Monday, May 12, 2008

The Go-Green Mustang

My son and some friends have just designed the new Go-Green Mustang out of recyclable cardboard boxes. This beauty has kept them busy for the last 4.5 hours. You would think Ford could come up with something as fast with all their technology. If gas prices continue, we might really have to put wheels on this box-style Ford to drive to church.