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October Pop Culture and the Bible, Bible Study

Posted in 2013 / Bible Study / Pastor Ted Giese / Youth/Young Adults

October 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: Stranger Than Fiction

Time: 7pm Saturday October 12th at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, View content advisory.


Director: Marc Forster

Writer: Zach Helm

Stars: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman

Time: 111 min, Rated PG


"Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day this all changes when Harold begins to hear an author inside his head narrating his life. The narrator it is extraordinarily accurate, and Harold recognizes the voice as an esteemed author he saw on TV. But when the narration reveals that he is going to die, Harold must find the author of the story, and ultimately his life, to convince her to change the ending of the story before it is too late."[1]


To get you started think about these passages:


          "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith"[2]


          Jesus says, "Even the hairs of your head are all numbered."[3]


          "the LORD—knows the thoughts of man, that they are but a breath."[4]


Is God the Narrator of your life? If He is, What kind of Narrator is He?


[2] Hebrews 12:2

[3] Matthew 10:30

[4] Psalm 94:11