Movie Names with “Preacher”

As part of a Twitter hashtag #ReplaceMovieNamesWithPreacher, I thought I’d list my top 100 (mine and others) worth sharing:

  1. My Big Fat Greek Preacher
  2. Willy Wonka and the Preacher Factory (aka seminary)
  3. The Preacher Trilogy:
    1. The Preacher’s Identity
    2. The Preacher’s Supremacy
    3. The Preacher’s Ultimatum
  4. Mortal Preacher or Preacher Kombat
  5. Preachers in Black, starring Freewill Smith
  6. Preacher on Elm Street
  7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Preachers
  8. The Manchurian Preacher
  9. Preachers of the Caribbean: at World’s End
  10. Jurassic Preacher: the Lost World
  11. The Fast and the Furious Preacher
  12. Lord of the Rings:
    1. Fellowship of the Preacher
    2. Two Towering Preachers
    3. Return of the Preacher
  13. The X-Preachers
  14. The Preacher’s Wife… wait, that didn’t work
  15. Narnia: the Lion, the Preacher and the Wardrobe
  16. Napoleon Dynamite Preacher
  17. An American Preacher in Paris
  18. Broke Back Preacher
  19. Gang of Preachers
  20. Preacher at the Museum
  21. Diary of a Mad Black Preacher
  22. The Pink Preacher
  23. Dirty Rotten Preachers
  24. Look Who’s Preaching
  25. The Preacher of the Opera
  26. Abraham Lincoln, Preacher Hunter
  27. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Preacher
  28. Dances with Preachers
  29. Star Trek II: the Wrath of the Preacher
  30. One Flew Over the Preacher’s Nest
  31. Four Weddings and a Preacher
  32. Honey I Shrunk the Preacher
  33. Star Wars: the Preacher Strikes Back
  34. Preacher Versus Predator
  35. The Good, the Bad and the Preacher
  36. The Preacher Redemption
  37. Spike Lee’s, Preach the Right Thing
  38. The Last Preacher of Scotland
  39. The Preacher’s Speech
  40. The Day the Preacher Stood Still
  41. Preachers on a Plane
  42. The Preacher with the Dragon Tattoo
  43. O Preacher, Where Art Thou?
  44. Snow White and the Seven Preachers
  45. All Preachers Go to Heaven
  46. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Preacher
  47. Despicable Preacher
  48. 101 Preachers
  49. The Preacher Kid, or the Karate Preacher
  50. The Passion of the Preacher
  51. Indiana Jones and the Preacher of Doom
  52. Dial P for Preacher
  53. The Preacher Wears Prada
  54. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Preacher
  55. Gone with the Preacher
  56. The Preacher from the Black Lagoon
  57. The League of Extraordinary Preachers
  58. Beauty and the Preacher
  59. Blazing Preachers
  60. How to Lose a Preacher in 10 Days
  61. Preacher’s Just Not That in to You
  62. Jungle Preacher
  63. Preacher Got Mail
  64. We Were Preachers
  65. The Never-ending Preacher
  66. Preacher Hears a Who
  67. Million Dollar Preacher
  68. Lady and the Preacher
  69. The Best Little Preacher in Texas
  70. It’s a Wonderful Preacher
  71. The Preachers of Madison County
  72. Harry Potter and the Preacher of Fire
  73. Saving Preacher Ryan
  74. Preacher Age: the Meltdown
  75. Eat, Pray, Preach
  76. Monty Python and the Holy Preacher
  77. Indiana Jones and the Last Preacher
  78. Paul Blart: Mall Preacher
  79. Preachers in the Outfield
  80. Preach in 60 Seconds
  81. Bend it Like Preacher
  82. A Few Good Preachers
  83. Harry Potter and the Deathly Preacher
  84. The Amazing Preacher-Man
  85. Dead Preacher’s Society
  86. Top Gun Preacher
  87. The Emperor’s New Preacher
  88. High School Preacher: 1, 2 and 3
  89. Preacher 2: Judgment Day
  90. Mighty Morphing Power Preachers
  91. Preachers Inc.
  92. Talladega Preacher
  93. The Sound of Preachers
  94. Preach Another Day
  95. You Only Preach Twice
  96. Preachers Are Forever
  97. Live and Let Preach
  98. License to Preach
  99. I know What you Preached Last Summer
  100. Dude, Where’s My Preacher

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Being a Man of Courage

We recently showed the COURAGEOUS movie at King’s Grant, with about 230 people in attendance. I hope the men heard the intentional challenge at the end and we want to provide some practical “Next Steps” for a dad ready to make a change. A two-hour film does not bring change, only hopes and good intentions. Getting involved with other men in a small group context will help you put new principles into practice.

Honor really does begin at home. We hope you will leave inspired and challenged to live honorably and leave a lasting impact on the next generation. Maybe you connected with one of the characters in the movie because of your relationship with your dad or your own role as a parent and now you are wondering what to do next to strengthen your own family.

At King’s Grant Baptist Church, we believe in the power of God to change men and families. We want to be a resource for moms and dads and a place where families are strengthened. Here are some potential courageous next steps.

  1. Begin praying for (and with) your children.
  2. Write a letter to your own father. It may be a letter saying thanks for being a great dad or a letter offering overdue forgiveness for the ways he may have hurt you. If your father is not a believer, use the letter as a means to share Christ.
  3. Sign up for a COURAGEOUS Living small group. Our groups will begin in February; here are the dates and locations:
    1. Tuesdays at 7:30am at Denny’s, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, with Skip Wallace
    2. Tuesdays at 7:00pm at KGBC, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, with Tom Vaughan and Jim Zecchini
    3. Thursdays at 7:00am at KGBC, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, with Scott Chafee
    4. Thursdays at 7:00pm at KGBC, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, with Rickey Douglas
    5. Saturdays at 8:00am at KGBC, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, with Scott Chafee
  4. Consider joining us for our Sunday morning worship experiences each week at 8:30 or 11:00 in order to grow in your faith, find faith or learn how to become a courageous dad. Regular Bible study happens at 9:45 each Sunday morning; there is a class for every member of the family.

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Courageous Movie Trailer

King’s Grant Baptist Church has a license to show the feature film Courageous. It is free, and space is limited. Join us on Friday, January 20, 2012, at 7:00 pm. This film can be a significant event in the lives of our men and families in the Little Neck community. It will challenge men to strive to be more than “just good enough” as fathers and husbands.

Here is the movie trailer:

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Soul Surfer Opens This Weekend

Based on the true story of Bethany Hamilton, a 13 year old competitive surfer with big dreams and a courageous spirit. Coming from a family of surfers, riding the waves is all Bethany can dream about. But her dreams turn into a nightmare after a sudden shark attack takes her left arm and her hopes of ever surfing again.

Soul Surfer is an inspirational film for the entire family about overcoming obstacles and turning tragedy into triumph. The movie emphasizes Bethany, her family and their Christian faith; being faithful to church and being positive role models.

There are people who go through tribulations that most of us cannot even imagine even in our worst nightmares. You might expect them to be crushed under the weight of the calamity that has befallen them, but many times they emerge with a victory greater also than we could imagine as well.

One such person that fits in this category is Bethany Hamilton. By now you’ve probably heard about, read, or are about to see her story in the film Soul Surfer. At only 13 years old, she was attacked by a shark and sustained the loss of her arm. And if that weren’t enough, she also lost the love and passion of her life – riding the big waves. A blow like that would be enough to discourage any young teenager from moving forward as she saw her future dreams burn up in the flames of catastrophe.

Or so you might have thought – but Bethany Hamilton gathered up the ashes of her dreams and offered them to the God who “causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them” (Romans 8:28).

And if you asked her today about her perspective on what happened, here is her answer:

“I try not to make a big soap opera out of the shark attack. I would rather focus on what God has allowed me to do in picking up the pieces of my old life and adjusting to parts that are new and different for me. Most of all, I want to use my story as a way to tell people about God’s story. It seems like he has given me the attention of the world for a moment, and I had better take advantage of it while I can.” (Soul Surfer, 2004).

How does someone who has undergone such trauma find the strength not only to move on, but allow herself to be used by God in amazing ways?

I would say it has a lot to do with her earthly father and her heavenly Father. In the film there is a scene that chronicles a conversation that took place less than two days after the attack. Bethany is still in her hospital room, and her father, Tom, is keeping a quiet and prayerful vigil at her bedside. When Bethany awakens, she looks to her father for assurance that she can overcome her tragic loss and get back to the sport that she passionately loves. Her dad encourages her with a reminder of a promise from her Heavenly Father:

Bethany: “When can I surf?”

Tom: “Soon.”

Bethany: “How do you know?”

Tom: “Because you ‘Can do all things …’”

Bethany: “… through Him who gives me strength.”

Bethany claimed that biblical promise and God has given her the strength to do more than she probably ever imagined as she was lying in that hospital bed.

When God causes all things to work together for your good, the biggest question is: Are you willing to use your story as a way to tell people about God’s story?

  • His story is about a God who loves His creation so deeply that He was willing to suffer more than any of us could ever imagine to open the way for heaven.
  • His story is about a Father who was willing to endure the loss of His Son Jesus so we could spend eternity with Him.
  • His story is written by the moments of our lives and the conversations we choose to have with our friends who don’t know about the amazing news of the gospel. They are the people whose souls need to be saved from a pointless and meaningless future.

Are you willing to be a soul saver?

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Teaching Values to Our Kids

Did you know that parents are the most valuable tool when it comes to teaching values to children? I used to think that the way you taught values was to sit your kids down and talk to them about values. But I was wrong. Our children constantly see us living out our values and they learn their values from us whether we want them to or not!

As missionaries in Zambia, Kim, Stephen and I took a trip to Harare, Zimbabwe for a little holiday. It used to be a great place to enjoy a nicer restaurant, catch a movie, visit a game park, stuff like that. It was good to get away together as a family. One day we saw that a sequel to a movie we enjoyed in the States came to a downtown theatre. It was Disney’s White Fang 2, and we saw the rating was PG-13, for some unreasonable African reason. In a moment of weakness and selfishness, we lied about Stephen’s age (he was 11 at the time). Our rationalization was that it was a Disney film and we knew better. You know what? I taught more about values in that single action than in all of our father-son chats through the years. I grieved the situation later that day, and even today called Stephen to apologize for that poor example of integrity.

As parents we must get our own values right and then live by those values, because our children will quickly learn our values in action. How does it happen? They learn the value of prayer when they see you kneeling in prayer instead of coming apart at the seams when you face a crisis. They learn the value of fidelity when they see their parents remain faithful to each other even in tough times. They learn the value of honesty by seeing their parents remain honest even in the tough times. Parents are the tools of God to teach values to children. So live wisely – you’re being watched!


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