Jason C. Stanley

ponderings of a dad walking humbly & seeking justice

Tag: Ephesians

Welcome the Unwelcome

There was a major controversy in the early church ( something I know we are not accustomed to today).  Luke documents the controversy in Acts 15.  There was one major division between Jew and Gentile.

The Acts 15 controversy centered on whether Gentile Christians should go through the same rituals that the Jewish Christians did.  It was an issue of what qualified someone to be welcomed into the community. The Jewish Christians were not recognizing the Gentile Christians membership in the church.

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Pete’s Dragon: Discussion Questions

Petes-Dragon-Movie-PosterPete’s Dragon is the newest family film from Disney. It is a brilliant film filled with adventure, laughs, and plenty of tear-jerkers. It is a great film to take a youth group, or other group, to. You can read my ponderings on the film here.

Below are some discussion questions you can use with your group. I’m sharing them here for those who are looking for such a resource. As a Christian educator, I should tell you, if you use these questions, don’t feel like you have to use them all. If anything, let the questions be a guide to having a conversation around the themes presented in the film.

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