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November Pop Culture and the Bible, Bible Study

Posted in 2013 / Event / Pastor Ted Giese / Youth/Young Adults

November Pop Culture and the Bible, Bible Study

What is: Pop Culture and the Bible, Bible Study?

It's an opportunity for Youth/Young Adults to practice putting their faith to work while looking at pop culture. We generally watch movies and then explore how Scripture intersects with what we've watched. This way of thinking about media can be applied to music, film, literature, television, art, and just about any other form of cultural production. We hope that the people coming to this would become wise consumers of media and be able to apply their Christian faith to whatever they are looking at. 


This Month; Thor: The Dark World[1]

Time: 7pm Friday November 8th at Galaxy Cinema Regina, View content advisory. We will gather at 7pm to visit and talk before the film. The movie starts at 8pm. This movie  is in the (UltraAVX) Theatre at Galaxy and has assigned seating. What does this mean? It means we need to buy our tickets in advance (Which is not a bad idea by the way as it's the opening weekend for this film). What then to do? Well if you respond to this invitation and confirm that you're coming I can try and get tickets so we can sit together. I will be purchasing tickets on Wednesday Nov 6th at 12 noon, after that you'll be on your own for ticket purchases. Remember families can also make this an outing and come together and purchase tickets together and sit where ever they choose. Tickets for this showing are $12.99 for 13 and under and $16.50 for ages 14-64. I'm offering to purchase the tickets and hand them out the night of, just bring the money that evening for the ticket and some extra if you want to buy pop-corn or anything like that.


What you need to do:


1) confirm with me that you're coming. (Pastor Ted Giese)

2) arrive at the Galaxy at 7pm.  

3) bring money for the ticket.

4) remember if something changes at the last minute you'll still need to pay me for the ticket.


Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Director: Alan Taylor

Writer: Christopher Yost, Christopher Markus (screenplay)

Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins

Time: 112 min, Rated PG


Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all. 


To get you started think about these passages:


At the very beginning of the trailer for Thor: The Dark World you hear Odin (Anthony Hopkins) Thor's father talking about the beginning, he says, "Some believe that before the universe, there was nothing. They're wrong. There was darkness... and it has survived." What does the Bible says about the beginning?  


The Gospel of Saint John 1:1-5 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."


The First Book of the Bible, Genesis 1:1-5, starts with these words, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.


And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day."


Watch for other themes like Salvation and personal sacrifice.  


[1] This is a 3D film.