Preaching Connection: 1st Commandment

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Movies for Preaching

Decalogue 1 (1989) – 2

Decalogue I (1989).  Written by Krzysztof Kieslowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz.  Directed by Kryszstof Kieslowski.  Cinematography by Wieslaw Zdort.  Music by Zbigniew Preisner.  Starring Henryk Baranowski , Maja Komorowska, and Wojciech Klata.  Facets Edition.  Rating:  G, 56 mins.  Rotten Tomatoes: 100%. In the late 1980s in Poland, two fellows put together what is generally recognized as…


Reading for Preaching

The Diary of Anne Frank

p. 0: In the Introduction, Storm Jameson muses about human beings who thought it quite natural to send brilliant, gifted human beings like Anne Frank to concentration camps where they would die miserably. He expresses stupefaction over it. Human beings did this. P. 10: “Men learned early how to press a doctrine over eyes and...

The Glory and the Dream: A Narrative History of the United States, 1932-1972

In the 20s and 30s Americans turned business into an idol. So Calvin Coolidge: “‘The man who builds a factory builds a temple,'” and “‘the man who works there worships there.'” Business became the guiding light even in churches. Bruce Barton, the ad executive who wrote The Man Nobody Knows (1924) taught that Jesus, if...