The Data Is In: Noah Is Driving People To The Bible

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The YouVersion Bible App team tracked the opening of the movie “Noah,” and during the 3 day opening weekend the app reported a 300% increase in people reading or listening to the Noah story from the book of Genesis.  In actual numbers, YouVersion reports during the opening weekend, the Noah story was read or listened to on the app 389,794 times – or about 129,931 times per day.  It’s the highest number of

How Should We Treat Heretics?

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I’ve had plenty of criticism from readers of my blog over the years, but in my recent post about why Christians should see the upcoming movie “Noah” I was surprised at the level of venom coming from Christians trying to “defend the faith.”  Sometimes it seems those trying to fight for doctrinal purity are the most angry and bitter people of all. There’s no question that doctrine is important, but the other side of that question is:  

When The King James Bible Mattered

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Writer and critic Christopher Hitchens was an outspoken critic of religion, but when it came to the King James Bible, he was a huge fan.  In the May 2011 edition of Vanity Fair magazine, he wrote a powerful article about the King James Bible, and it’s impact on Western civilization.  The title of the article was:  “When the King Saved God:  An unbeliever argues that our language and culture are incomplete without a 400-year-old book—the King James translation of the Bible. Spurned by the Establishment, it really represents a triumph for rebellion and dissent. Accept no substitutes!”    Here’s a powerful excerpt I thought you’d enjoy.  Get out the tissues: