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Weekly Roundup

Here are a few stories from this week that deserve notice:

* The New York Times covered a unique partnership between a secular film festival and a church as they work together to promote and honor films. The story covers the relationship between the True/False Film Fest and The Crossing church in Columbia, Missouri. It is great to see a church involved in this type of engagement. And it was also nice to see since I attended that church for the last several months that I lived in Columbia.

* A couple of news outlets this week featured Baptist churches with multilingual services, which offer a great testimony to how the Christian community transcends national boundaries. The Amarillo Globe-News reported on First Baptist Church of Amarillo, Texas, and the Associated Baptist Press covered Forest Hill Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina.

* Christianity Today ran an excellent review of the movie Son of God (the film by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey that repackages parts of their History Channel series The Bible). The review critiques why the film does not work on the big screen and is the most insightful film review I have ever read. The review's author works in media theory to educate readers about the importance of thinking about mediums of communication.

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