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February 19, 2014

Rick Warren, others rent theaters for ‘Son of God’

February 17, 2014 by Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Religion News Service
Son of God Many Christian leaders plan to rent every screen in numerous multiplex theaters across 10 cities for the premiere of upcoming Jesus film, “Son of God,” on Feb. 27.

Warren, LifeWay to release ‘Son of God’ study

February 18, 2014 by Carol Pipes, Baptist Press
Rick Warren and LifeWay Christian Resources are partnering to release a Bible study for the upcoming “Son of God” movie from 20th Century Fox.

ERLC joins brief, defends marriage laws

February 17, 2014 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press
The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and four other religious bodies filed a brief Feb. 10 urging the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver to uphold...

Va., other states face new marriage battles

February 17, 2014 by Baptist Press
A federal judge in Virginia struck down that state’s protection of traditional marriage by saying it violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.



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Allan Blume
K. Allan Blume
BR Editor

Are movies getting biblical?

Hollywood is catching on. Movies with biblical themes are profitable. In a few days the movie, "Son of God," will hit the theaters. Soon thereafter, "Noah" will be released.

It is unrealistic to expect the entertainment industry to produce biblically accurate and theologically sound movies. Their focus is drama, entertainment and profit. But LifeWay Resources and Rick Warren believe there is enough biblical content in the "Son of God" movie to draw viewers into a Bible study. They have produced materials that can be used to point unbelievers to the truth of scriptures. Read that story on and consider using the materials. Also, read how pastors are renting whole theaters to bring friends to the movie.

Several stories are rolling out this week about judicial activism to redefine marriage. Watch these rulings carefully. They are shaping the way our culture looks at marriage, and the result is not a biblical standard. Read one of those stories here. Also read how your ERLC is joining the battle for marriage.

We are only a few days away from the annual Evangelism Conference. This year’s theme confronts a matter that pastors and church leaders struggle to address. How does the church effectively make disciples who multiply? This is life changing. Make this day a priority. I hope to see you Monday, February 24 at Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh. Read more about this event here.

I pray that you and your church family will be powerfully effective as you reach the lost and make disciples who will impact lostness in our neighborhoods.

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