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Nooma Clips

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If you haven’t seen a “Nooma” video yet make sure you head to Nooma.com to check out some previews or that you head to your church’s library to sign out one of Rob Bell’s DVD’s.

The website explains these DVD’s as:

We can get anything we want, from anywhere in the world, whenever we want it. That’s how it is and that’s how we want it to be. Still, our lives aren’t any different than other generations before us. Our time is.

We want spiritual direction, but it has to be real for usand available when we need it. We want a new format for getting Christian perspectives.

NOOMA is the new format.

It’s short films with communicators that really speak to us. Compact, portable, and concise. Each NOOMA touches on issues that we care about, that we want to talk about,and it comes in a way that fits our world. It’s a format that’s there for us when we need it,as we need it, how we need it. 

Sounds cheesy, right? Wrong!

When my small group leader popped in one of the DVD’s last night I thought it would be yet another cheesy video I would be forced to watched but I was instantly caught up in the monologue that Bell had with the camera and then with me as a viewer. I watched Kickball last night at my bible study and Bell’s ability to compare a young child wanting a toy and being told no had me sitting on the edge of my seat because it reminded me of something that I’m currently going through (wanting something from God and pouting because I’m not given this).

Bell did a masterful job of using a relevant example to my life while providing some great scripture and food for thought that challenged me spiritually. If you are sick of reading books or listening to Podcasts from Christian speakers and want another way to challenge yourself spiritually then check out Bell’s DVD series called Nooma.


Written by Ryan

March 14, 2007 at 8:56 am

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Contending For The Truth Conference

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Just a quick heads up that Ligonier Ministries is providing people with a chance to view the Contending For The Truth conference for free online. John MacArthur, Al Mohler, John Piper, R.C. Sproul, and Ravi Zacharias are all schedule to speak at this conference and provide Christians with ways to defend their faith.

Click here to register for the free webcast of this conference.

Written by Ryan

March 10, 2007 at 7:48 pm

Posted in Podcasts