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Alive, Like Me

[Spoiler Alert: This article discusses major plot points from the film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom]   Messing with Genetics Fourteen years after the disastrous Jurassic Park 3, Colin Trevorrow resurrected the Jurassic Park franchise with Jurassic World. True, the plot was a little predictable, but people loved it. And it’s not hard to see why, after all, dinosaurs are pretty cool. Raking in over $650,000,000, the film rocketed to the sixth highest grossing movie of… Read More →Alive, Like Me

Teaching Your Kids to Think

Teaching Kids to Think

This article by Tim Barnett offers parents a creative, engaging way to start teaching their children to think critically. Tim discusses how he watches a video from PragerU with his oldest daughter every night before bed, because their captivating, bite-sized content can really be a catalyst for interesting conversations. As Tim notes, this strategy may not work for every kid, but it’s one potential way to start engaging the minds of your kids from a young… Read More →Teaching Your Kids to Think

Video: Why do we need to know what we believe?

What You Believe & Why

Why do we need to know what we believe? “Studies show that one of the reasons kids disengage the church… is they are not ready with an answer.” — Sean McDowell, Associate Professor, Biola University In this video, Sean McDowell discusses the importance of knowing what we believe, why we believe it, and what we should do about it. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to Your Questions”. These videos answer the… Read More →Video: Why do we need to know what we believe?

We’re All to Blame

[Spoiler Alert: This article discusses major plot points from the films Wonder Woman and Man of Steel]. Following on the heels of Christopher Nolan’s critically acclaimed Dark Knight Trilogy, DC’s extended universe films haven’t exactly had fans or critics raving. The films have been troubled by production difficulties and overly dramatic character changes. (You may remember the fan outrage that occurred when Superman kills Zod at the end of Man of Steel). Breaking from Marvel’s… Read More →We’re All to Blame

Suffering, from a Christian Perspective

Suffering, from a Christian Perspective

On today’s episode of BreakPoint, Colson Center President John Stonestreet discussed a conversation he had with a friend, Joni Eareckson Tada, about her suffering. Joni has been battling cancer for a long time, and she has been wheelchair bound for over 50 years. Joni knows more about suffering than many of us could ever imagine, and she makes it clear that she can see a greater purpose for her suffering in God’s Kingdom. Stonestreet further notes… Read More →Suffering, from a Christian Perspective

Video: How can Christians witness to Muslims?

How to Witness to Muslims

How can Christians witness to Muslims? “Focus on the Gospel, because after all, even if  you convince the Muslim to abandom their views about jihad or about the nature of women, it turns out that their eternal destiny will still be in jeopardy.” — Alan Shlemon, Author and Speaker, Stand to Reason In this video, Alan Shlemon discusses how Christians can witness to Muslims effectively: focus on the Gospel. This video is part of a… Read More →Video: How can Christians witness to Muslims?

“I Liked it Better When My Car Had Sound”

Since their first studio album, Vessel, released in 2013, the band Twenty One Pilots has been tearing up the music scene with their unique sound and deep, introspective lyrics. In a world where most pop songs are about shallow love affairs, Twenty One Pilots has carved out a singular space where they can talk about hard things that people face, like fear, depression, suicidal thoughts, and insecurity. If you’ve listened to their music, you know that… Read More →“I Liked it Better When My Car Had Sound”

Gospel “Contradictions” & Jumping to Conclusions

Gospel Contradictions & Jumping to Conclusions

This article by Sean McDowell makes an interesting point about passages in the gospels that seem to contradict. Sean proposes that many things that seem like contradictions at first glance are meant to challenge us to reflect more deeply on the text. After this reflection, if Sean’s thoughts on John are correct, these passages actually show a deeper purpose of the author that is not contradictory at all. Sean’s guidance, to reflect more deeply on passages… Read More →Gospel “Contradictions” & Jumping to Conclusions

Video: “Why are you a Christian?” A Differentiating Answer

Why are you a Christian?

“Why are you a Christian?” A Differentiating Answer “Now is the time for all of us to take our discretionary income, to take our discretionary time, and put it where it really matters: understanding the evidence for Christianity and getting ready to make the case to others.” — J. Warner Wallace, Detective & Author, Cold Case Christianity and Forensic Faith In this video, detective J. Warner Wallace explains how Christians can differentiate themselves from followers of… Read More →Video: “Why are you a Christian?” A Differentiating Answer

Turing and Truth

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch is a crowd and critic favorite, starring in popular roles such as Marvel’s Doctor Strange, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, the dragon Smaug in The Hobbit trilogy, and Sherlock Holmes in BBC’s extremely popular Sherlock. In 2014, he added another memorable role to his career with his Oscar-nominated portrayal of the troubled genius Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. The film tells the heartrending story of Alan Turing, a British cryptanalyst who… Read More →Turing and Truth

Good Enough for Heaven?

Good Enough for Heaven?

In this month’s RZIM Ask Away Podcast, Vince and Jo Vitale discuss a lot of thought-provoking questions about heaven. How does someone get into heaven? What is heaven? What is the minimum requirement to get into heaven? If Hitler were to repent of his actions on his death bed, would he get into heaven? On one point, Vince and Jo seem to agree that it is not our good or bad actions that are the… Read More →Good Enough for Heaven?

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