Saturday, May 14, 2016

My Favorite Feature Films

What a person loves, enjoys, delights in, and likes reveals the kind of person he is and will become.

As Henry Scougal wrote:
"The worth and excellency of a soul is to be measured by the object of its love. He who loveth mean and sordid things doth thereby become base and vile, but a noble and well-placed affection doth advance and improve the spirit into a conformity with the perfections which it loves."
This applies even to the kind of movies a person enjoys.  So, for what it's worth (or perhaps I should say, for what I'm worth) here are my ten favorite feature films. 

10. Jesus.  The most translated, most viewed film in human history.  Available online for free in over a thousand lip-synced languages.  Unlike most Bible movies, this one is quite accurate.

9. The Runner from Ravenshead.  Cute child actors deliver a message that even adults need to hear.

8. The Woman Who Willed a Miracle.  The wonderful true story of May Lemke and her son Leslie.  (Whom I got to hear perform in person when I was a child.)

7. Pamela's Prayer.  Beautiful portrayal of what a Christian courtship can look like. 

6. The Appointment.  Tense, sobering reminder that it is appointed for men to die once, and then comes the judgment (Hebrews 9:27).

5. Audacity.  How do you share Jesus with a homosexual?  Watch this!  (Complete movie is online for free.)


4. Fireproof.  My favorite of the Kendrick brothers' productions, because I feel the gospel is presented most clearly in it. 

3. Treasures of the Snow.  A story of costly forgiveness set in Switzerland.

2. Time Changer.  Is belief in Jesus necessary for society to have morals?  Professor Carlisle finds out, with the help of a time travel machine!

And my all time favorite film?

1. Behind the Sun.  The story of a young Muslim man who becomes a Christian, and must decide how much he is willing to lose to follow Jesus. 

P.S. Luke, I hope you like my list! :)

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Write In Jesus!

I plan to write in Jesus for President on my ballot this November, and I hope you will also.  I'm not joking. I realize that some people still think that the Messiah is named Hillary or Bernie or Donald or Ted.  But this year Christian Americans should realize there is no moral majority, there is no political solution, and there is no hope for improvement unless God intervenes.  So this year let us throw away our vote as a public plea for Jesus to save us from ourselves.