God loves everyone, so a Christian should, too. In fact, Jesus said the most important thing in life is to love God with everything we've got and love others in the same way. But it's not always easy to love everyone around us, is it? Sometimes we strongly disagree with other people's political views, religious beliefs, behaviors, or something else, and it makes it hard to love them when we feel like we're right and they're very wrong. But Jesus doesn't separate loving God and loving others. So maybe the best way for us to show our love for God is actually by loving other people no matter how hard it sometimes is. Maybe it's the only way. Bullhorn
is the ninth DVD of the NOOMA ® series - short films appropriate for personal and small group settings, congregational meetings, and much more. Like parables, they use the experiences of our lives to teach about the fullness of life through Jesus, tackling issues like forgiveness, discipleship, and unconditional love. The study materials accompanying each NOOMA® encourage meaningful discussion with relevant questions and biblical references. DVD Features
- Running time: Approx. 12 minutes
- Audio: English (Dolby Digital)
- Subtitles: English, French, German, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish
- Format: Closed-captioned
Zondervan originally included a discussion guide in all DVDs. Zondervan is transitioning the 32 page material into a PDF File that will not be included in the DVD itself. The Discussion guide will only be accessible from the DVD in PDF Format.
NOOMA is a new format for spiritual direction. It's short films touching 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. Audio: English. Subtitles: English, French, German, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish.
Rob Bell lives with his family in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he's the founding pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church. Rob is the author of Velvet Elvis, Sex God, Jesus Wants to Save Christians, and Drops Like Stars. He also appeared in a pioneering series of twenty-four short films called NOOMA, as well as in longer version DVDs-- The Art of the Sermon, Everything is Spiritual, The Gods Aren't Angry, and Drops Like Stars. Visit the author online at www.robbell.com. SPANISH BIO: Rob Bell es el pastor fundador de la Iglesia Biblica Mars Hill en Grandville, Michigan. Es graduado de la Universidad de Wheaton en Illinois y tiene una maestria en divinidad del Seminario Teologico Fuller en Pasadena, California. Rob es autor de Una obra de arte original, Sexo Dios y Jesus quiere salvar a los cristianos, entre otros. Tambien aparece en la primera serie de peliculas cortas a la que se ha denominado NOOMA. Rob y su esposa, Kristen, tienen tres hijos y residen en Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The Nooma "No. 9 Bullhorn" is a popular earlier film in Rob Bell's series and gives people a good feel for his approach to evangelism.
The film tells parallel stories, a technique used in a number of the "Nooma" messages by Bell. In this case, there's a sidewalk evangelist blaring out a strident message to people through a booming bullhorn. Then, in stark contrast, there's Rob himself also talking to us from a city sidewalk -- and we see for ourselves how much more persuasive Rob's compassionate message seems.
Having watched lots of Nooma with a wide range of groups in recent years, I can tell you -- "Bullhorn" makes its point in a clever way and groups enjoy discussing its lessons.
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