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December 1, 2010

The Dawn Treader Sets Sail . . . for Your Church

'Narnia Night' created for local congregations to learn about the film and Lewis


The ever-expanding Narnia Faith website -- "Narnia-Inspired Resources for People of Faith" -- recently added a "Narnia Night" section to the site, chock full of materials for churches to host their own event while gearing up for next week's release of Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the third film in the Chronicles of Narnia series.

"Narnia Night" is being billed as "an exclusive event just for churches" that includes a documentary on C. S. Lewis, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of one of the movie's scenes, “Un-Dragon Your Life” testimony from Jim Burgen of Flatirons Church, and exclusive look inside the new film. It's all available at no cost.

That all can be found in the "Engage" section, which also includes "Operation Narnia," a partnership with Samaritan's Purse and its annual Operation Christmas Child event.

The "Teach" section, introduced by Fuller Theological Seminary President Richard Mouw, includes sermon outlines, study guides, and other goodies. And the "Learn" section includes the trailer, a gallery, info on Lewis, and an essay from Douglas Gresham, Lewis's stepson.


Thanks Mark for putting this up.
We produced the documentary "C. S. Lewis: Why He Matters Today" that is being used as one of the key Narnia Night media materials. It been produced in segments for easy integration into a teaching situation. Great Christian scholars, pastors, authors, etc contributed to the documentary. Tim Keller, Chuck Colson, Devin Brown, and Eric Metaxas to name a few. Check it out!

I like this idea. I remember, back in college, we had a similar event (obviously not related to Narnia), and it drew a pretty big crowd. These are good because they spark discussion, but are very low pressure, so a non-Christian can come, feel comfortable, but still be challenged to think about some issues they wouldn't have considered before.

The sadest part about all this is that we have to go into fairyland to try and extract reality.
The reality is this we are entering tumultuous times. The sins of man is piling up and we as tennants on this planet are facing the return of the Landlord. Our lease Agreement is about up and we are facing eviction. Yet we go on in Lady Gargar land thinking we can tatto the body tell it like it isnt and not tell any that time is at hand. Where is the urgency the need for repentance the wakeup calls of the watchmen. sad and very sad. The Christo-lite Church of today is like a man taking a packet of breakfast serial emptying the contents down the drain and eating the packaging...neither sustaining or wise. God bless.