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Saturday Selections – Nov. 3, 2018

Do you read the Bible literally?

Stand to Reason‘s Greg Koukl on how reading the Bible literally isn’t the same as reading it woodenly (10-minute read).

Tortured for Christ – a free film everyone needs to see

Wurmbrand: “If I speak now, you will have no husband.”
His wife: “I don’t need a coward for a husband.”

Tortured for Christ is a must-see film about Richard Wurmbrand’s courageous and faithful stand against the Communists when they took over Romania. This is not family viewing, but it is a film older teens and up should see to understand how much more outspoken we should dare to be, and how faithful God is to his children in the most desperate of circumstances. In that way it is an incredibly encouraging film. While the subject matter includes torture, it does so with as much delicacy as is possible. But there is a reason they left it at only one hour – it would be too much if it was longer.

It can be viewed at the link above – they ask you to consider a donation, but there is a link to watch it for free (near the bottom or on the right-hand side) on that page.

Are women real?

Our society, on one hand, holds that men can never understand women’s struggle and, at the same time, insists that men can become women. Clearly, something has to give.

Motherhood and the “Wage Gap”

Women, averaged overall, make less than men, but that’s because they have prioritized something else over making money – having children. Society is presumptuous to act like that is a choice that needs correcting.

Why sex is the best argument for creation

The director of Is Genesis History? presents an attention-getting argument for God’s design. For another aspect of the incredible design evident in sexual reproduction, check out Dr. David Menton on The Placenta.

World War I in color

Director Peter Jackson (best known for his Lord of the Rings trilogy) has created a documentary on the First World War using the original footage, first cleaning it up, then colorizing it, hiring lip readers to figure out what the soldiers are saying (the original footage is silent), and hiring Hollywood actors to give these soldiers a voice again. The film has already played in Britain, and won’t play in North America until later this year, but even the trailer is fascinating for how it makes these men – these boys – come back to us as real people.


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