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About 2 years ago now I discovered on Youtube this great little video series made by The Bible Project. If you go to the website and read about them online they say the following: The Bible Project is a non-profit animation studio that produces short-form, fully animated videos to make the biblical story accessible to everyone, everywhere. We create videos, podcasts, and study guides that explore the Bible’s unified story. The Bible is a divine-human book that speaks God’s word to his people. We believe it ultimately points us to Jesus, who has the power to change individuals and whole communities when we let the biblical story speak for itself. We focus on the Bible's overarching themes and each book’s literary design and are committed to understanding the Bible in its historical context. (https://thebibleproject.com/about/) Seems like a good purpose ....They have a real clever way of giving an overview of the bible and the individual book discussions. It is like someone is drawing out the discussion on a chalk board in front of you. Two guys discuss the material with a dialogue format of question and answer. When I first discovered it I tried to find any outside input to make sure the content was true to God's word. As I watched it, if found the content enjoyable and engaging. It seemed to keep true to God's word. But I recently discovered some disappointing material that gives me pause. In the interview, one of the two guys was asked about hell and judgement and he simply could not acknowledge hell as a reality the way the bible describes it and he seemed to throw in some other troubling theology that gave me additional pause - like: We were all made for the fruits of the spirit and to do good in the world.... YIKES This article very succinctly explains my overall concerns - https://medium.com/@andrewhayes/a-critique-of-the-bible-projects-the-story-of-the-bible-dd38a4010318 The theology is off, although there were many truths spoken. I share all this to invite discussion and draw your attention to it if this is a resource you use. We might not all agree, but my spirit has caution and it is important for the discussion to happen so that we can help each other - iron sharpens iron. In addition, in this particular moment I was reminded of many discussions from Live the Adventure talking about the need for us, as parents, to ask God for discernment and for us to practice discernment. I will be honest, I opened the gates wide for my children to view this content. Although, initially it seemed harmless my continued engagement has shown me this is not so harmless. It makes for a great discussion with my children about half truths or mostly truths. It also made for a great discussion about discernment.