Reel Grace 2015

The BIG story of the universe is God's Gospel story in 4 acts:  creation, fall, redemption and recreation.  Today's storytellers, in books and movies, can't help but echo and reflect, often unconsciously or unintentionaly, God's Gospel story.   Our Reel Grace series explores how 5 recent movies released over last year point to and reflect God's Gospel story.  Here's this summer's line-up. . . 

     Sunday, August 2     Big Hero 6 

     Sunday, August 9     Interstellar

     Sunday, August 16   The Hundred Foot Journey

     Sunday, August 23   The Theory of Everything

     Sunday, August 30   Unbroken 

We encourage you to watch these movies the week before each message.  Or better yet, gather with some friends for a movie night to watch together and discuss.   Also, we encourage you to invite some friends to join us for this fun and engaging series.  After all, everyone likes to go to the movies!   

Gospel Shadows in Unbroken

Tim Theule | Matthew 6:44-45 | 8/30/2015

The 2014 film 'Unbroken' tells part of the amazing true story of Louie Zamperini.  It's a story of survival, resilience and redemption that intersects powerfully with God's BIG Story of Grace in Jesus. 

NOTE: Unfortunately due to copyright restrictions, we are not able to include movie video or audio clips in this message. At the point where the clips are mentioned, you will experience a brief pause. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Gospel Shadows in The Theory of Everything

Tim Theule | Psalm 33:6-8 | 8/23/2015

The Theory of Everything is both breathtaking and heartbreaking, incredibly inspiring and deeply depressing.  It shows both our common struggle to know the meaning of life and the struggle to live our lives . . . and it both reflects and wrestles with God's BIG Gospel story in Jesus.

NOTE: Unfortunately due to copyright restrictions, we are not able to include movie video or audio clips in this message. At the point where the clips are mentioned, you will experience a brief pause. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Gospel Shadows in The Hundred Foot Journey

Tim Theule | Galatians 3:28 | 8/16/2015

The 2014 film The Hundred Foot Journey is a fun story about food, family and common human strivings. 

NOTE: Unfortunately due to copyright restrictions, we are not able to include movie video or audio clips in this message. At the point where the clips are mentioned, you will experience a brief pause. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Gospel Shadows in Interstellar

Tim Theule | Romans 1:15-23 | 8/9/2015

The 2014 sci-fi film 'Interstellar' is a wild, intense ride where the characters are undeniably wrestling with and against God's BIG story as they grapple with some of life's BIG questions.

NOTE: Unfortunately due to copyright restrictions, we are not able to include movie video or audio clips in this message. At the point where the clips are mentioned, you will experience a brief pause. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Gospel Shadows in Big Hero 6

Tim Theule | Romans 12:3-21 | 8/2/2015

In this message, we return to our popular series, 'Reel Grace:  Gospel Shadows in Today's Movies'  with a look at the 2014 animated film 'Big Hero 6' where we meet the brilliant, but deeply hurting teenager,  Hiro, and the lovable robot Baymax who is trying to 'heal' him.

NOTE: Unfortunately due to copyright restrictions, we are not able to include movie video or audio clips in this message. At the point where the clips are mentioned, you will experience a brief pause. We apologize for the inconvenience.