Following Jesus Into the Arts

Following Jesus Into the Arts

Bringing real light to the lights of Hollywood

Hollywood and Christians have historically opposed each other, going toe-to-toe in battles over traditional values, ethics, and more. Yet Hollywood has the power to shape culture, whether we admit it or not. And that is a big part of what Christ-followers are called to do: be culture-shapers. So how do we learn to engage in our culture in meaningful and relevant ways that help us reshape it and help people find God in these stories?

Table of Contents

Scripture: Luke 10:25-37; John 17:13-18; Acts 17:16-34

Leader's Guide

Identify the Current Issue

Discover the Eternal Principles

-Teaching point one: Our God is the God of creativity and imagination, and he calls us to use creativity and imagination to engage others.

-Teaching point two: God calls us to engage with the culture around us—not hide from it.

-Teaching point three: God calls us not merely to be culture-followers or culture-opposers, but culture-shapers.

Apply Your Findings

Based on: "Why We Lost the Marriage Plot," Christianity Today, November 2014

Total number of pages - 12

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