Tuesday, September 23, 2014

All Around the Web - September 23, 2014

RadicalJohn Piper Interviews David Platt

Church Tech - Keep It Legal
Then, there is the legal reason to buy a license; this is never a fun thing to talk about. We’ve all seen those warnings at the beginning of every movie. The FBI displays its messages as a simple reminder: share a movie in a way that’s not allowed, and you can get in a lot of trouble. The reality, however, is that most people don’t understand what constitutes the legal or illegal use of a movie. If you plan to host a movie night at your church, this is an important thing to know. When you buy a movie, you are entitled to use it for personal purposes, but it is illegal to share it publicly or with a large group of people without proper permission. A simple way to differentiate is to say that movies you buy can be used inside, but not outside, your house. Many churches have purchased licenses that allow them to show video clips or excerpts from movies, but these licenses do not include permission to share full-length feature films. You can find full feature film licenses from LifeWay Films, Provident Films and Outreach Films; a blanket license is offered by CVLI, however that does not cover all films.

Matt Capps - “How Should Christians Engage in Culture?” with Andy Crouch

Eric MetaxasTalking Science and Faith
According to some surveys, half of all Americans believe that science and religion are in conflict. Closer to home, one-fourth of all young adults from a Christian background believe that Christianity is anti-science.

Given the way that the relationship between religion and science is presented in the media and popular culture, and sad to say, even in our schools sometimes, this is hardly surprising.

But just because people think that the relationship between Christianity and science is a “zero sum” game doesn’t make it so. The truth is very different.

Washington Examiner - Census: Marriage rate at 93-year low, even including same-sex couples
The Census Bureau reported Thursday that the nation’s marriage rate is the lowest since 1920, and the first-time inclusion of same sex married couples did little to reverse the decline.

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