A Slice of Laodicea Flashback
I’ve graciously received permission from Ingrid Schlueter to reproduce Slice archives here at Absolute Dominion, therefore from time to time I’ll be devoting space to highlights from both the original Slice site, and the more recent effort which was sadly lost due to web hosting debacle.
So sit back and enjoy as Absolute Dominion humbly presents selected Slice posts from a who’s who procession of Biblically sound Christian thinkers representing the Christian blogosphere including the likes of: Pastor Ken Silva of Apprising Ministries and Christian Research Net, Jim Bublitz of Old Truth, and Ingrid Schlueter of VCY America and Slice of Laodicea.
Posted by Ingrid on December 28, 2005 @ 04:13 PM
Well, you knew this was coming. It was just a matter of days, really. I just opened an Urgent DHL Worldwide envelope from Warner Brothers in Los Angeles delivered ten minutes ago to my home office. I don’t go looking for this stuff. Really and truly. Out of the package came a letter that reads this way:
Enclosed, please find the “Polar Express Preaching and Teaching Resource DVD” enclosed as promised. You may use these as give-aways, to post on your websites and to cover the Polar Express DVD release project as requested. (I never requested any such thing!)
With the amazing response from churches, youth groups and families to the incredible teaching tools included on the Resource DVD, it makes a great story, news piece and resource…
With this DVD you will be able to:
Access a message from Jim Burns to pastors and parents
Watch the Polar Express trailer
View Teaching clips
View teaching clip illustrations from author Max Lucado
Access Q and A with Tom Hanks and Robert Zemeckis…
Let us know what else you will need from us to help get the word out regarding ways in which people can learn great lessons and gain a strong understanding of THE most important messages from this film! Thanks for everything!
You may be interested in an interview with Paul Lauer, head of marketing for Motive Entertainment (Polar Express, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Passion, etc.) If you’re interested in speaking with him, feel free to contact us anytime.
The Polar Express movie, where a child travels to the North Pole to see Santa and the Elves and gets home in time for Christmas is said to have DEEP, SPIRITUAL meaning. Max Lucado says so. He didn’t mention the sizable fee he gets for endorsing this. Money crosses palms, voila! Deep spiritual content. The whoredom worsens by the hour within the evangelical church.
What’s next? Preaching and teaching resources on every movie that comes out? How about Kill Bill? Aren’t there some spiritual lessons in that movie? Or the marketers could go backwards in time and have sermon ideas for everything from Terminator to Sponge Bob. It certainly makes being a pastor a whole lot easier and think of the crowds! Forget those nights in prayer and in the study of God’s Word. Head for the local cineplex, get a giant tub of popcorn. Sit back. You’ve got your Sunday message. It’s really that easy. And you don’t really even need Max Lucado.
Here’s what Max had to say about The Polar Express.
“Give faith a chance, won’t you? This is the message of the Polar Express. Much more, this is the message of God.”
(Ching, ching. Hear that cash register ring…)
Here’s the website for the new, spiritually approved version of Polar Express, just for pastors and leaders.