In Matthew 6:9-13, Jesus gave His disciples a model prayer that millions of Christians still say in church each week. After all, it's got quite the wallop. And our friends at Christianity.com wanted to grab some of that punch in a new video of the Lord's Prayer.
Take a look, say the prayer along with the video, and then share it.
Many Christian bloggers and media sites have offered their take on the upcoming Noah movie from director Darren Aronofsky and Parmount Pictures. According to early screenings and a disclaimer from the movie website, the film is likely to take some creative license with the events of Genesis 6–9.
So, should Christians see it? At our sister site Crosswalk.com, managing editor Shawn McEvoy offers 5 reasons he will see it:
But even with such ponderables and warnings floating around, many believers are cautiously anticipating seeing Noah on the big screen in a few weeks. Here's why:
1. It's the Year of the 'Christian Movie'. We're at the start of a year in which many biblical and Christian stories are coming to the screen. Earlier today in fact I posted Christian Hamaker's review of Son of God on Crosswalk, an imperfect but fairly well-executed telling of the life of Christ. We'll also see Heaven is for Real, Exodus, and Mary, with possibilities for Cain & Abel and Pontius Pilate on the horizon. This is an intriguing trend. It may turn out to mean nothing, or it could be the start of another golden age of biblical epics. Those of us who are deeply interested in themes of hope, love, sacrifice, redemption, and forgiveness in film, and who have been disappointed by the quality of many works of 'Christian art,' are invested in finding out.
Find out the rest of his reasons on Crosswalk.com.
A guest on our site recently wrote in to ask what our logo means. Great question, and one we're glad to share the simple answer to.
The logo that you see at the top of our website and on our social media pages represents an open Bible with light pouring out of it. That idea isn't ours, however. It comes straight from the book we love to study:
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119:105)
In other words, we see God's Word as our guide, and we want all our guests to see the same thing. Our logo is meant to show that the Bible is exactly what the world needs because its pages tell out the Savior. Or, as Peter put it:
And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. (2 Peter 1:19)
Those of us at BST love social media. In fact, you’ll find us all over the Internet, sharing God’s Word. We never get tired of taking the Bible to the world.
If you’re already a member of a social media network, chances are you can keep in touch with us there as well. Our social media channels present some unique content to inspire and encourage you.
Here’s where you can find us:
We hope to meet you there.
Inside BST goes behind the curtain of BibleStudyTools.com and into the minds of our editors and developers. You'll discover encouraging stories, information about the site, links that interest us, and devotionals.
John UpChurch, Senior Editor (BibleStudyTools.com)
Alex Crain, Managing Editor (Christianity.com)
Stephen McGarvey, Senior Director of Editorial
Stephen Sanders, A/V Editor