Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Bible series starts this weekend

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Pastors and Ministry Leaders,

I’m so excited for the premiere of The Bible series this Sunday, March 3 on the History Channel. This will be a great opportunity for the Church to have a public voice through entertainment media.

Here’s a quick update about the series, what you can do as a ministry leader, and resources available to your church. Watch now!


The Bible Series Promo with Craig Groeschel

Please consider encouraging your church to tune in for the series by using some of the resources from the OPEN website for church leaders. And remember to be watching for the next release of the YouVersion Bible App for video clips from the series.

The time is right for God to move in big ways through this project. Thank you for sharing it with your congregation and embracing a new way to reach people for Christ.

Let’s get the world engaged with God’s Word!



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Disney Short Film: *Paperman*

Disney Short Film: *Paperman*

Yesterday, Disney published a wonderful short film called Paperman. It just makes you smile, especially if you are a person like me who also love paper airplanes.

The film itself is actually an technological animation showcase, mixing hand-drawn media in a new fluid way, and I must say it’s a wonderful technique. Please do more of this Disney!

Introducing a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director John Kahrs takes the art of animation in a bold new direction with the Oscar®-nominated short, “Paperman.” Using a minimalist black-and-white style, the short follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. Convinced the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him. Created by a small, innovative team working at Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Paperman” pushes the animation medium in an exciting new direction.

BTW: The movie is not entirely original. It very clearly builds on the theme from *Signs,* which is also worth a look: