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Zondervan Nooma #15: You, DVD

Some of the central claims of the Christian faith are the source of many discussions and heated debates. But are we always debating the right things? Maybe some of our discussions would change significantly if we had more insight into the actual circumstances that surrounded the first people of the Christian movement-if we had a better understanding of the things they did in the context of the world they lived in. Maybe some of the claims of the Christian faith that we typically perceive to be unique aren't really that special at all. And at the same time maybe we don't always put enough emphasis on the things that truly should matter in our lives.

DVD Features:
  • Running time: Approx. 13 minutes
  • Audio: English (Dolby Digital)
  • Subtitles: English, French, German, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Format: Closed-captioned
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Review 1 for Nooma #15: You, DVD
Overall Rating: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Nooma are usually great, this one is simply wrong

Date:January 5, 2011
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Garet Robinson
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I thoroughly enjoy most of the Nooma videos (only staying away from several) because they are excellent in their production values, short enough for groups, and are provocative.
Unfortunately in order to be provocative Bell hasn't done all his homework in this video. His initial point is that Christ's claims of virgin birth and resurrection aren't unique in His contemporary hearers. One illustration that Bell points to is the Mithraic tradition. In the scope of history this claim is not as concrete as Bell might have people believe. There are no contemporary documents to the first century that affirm the virgin birth of other deities or their death and resurrection as the New Testament teaches. All the documents referencing these points are from several hundred years after the first century.
Jesus' story of virgin birth, vicarious death, and miraculous resurrection are unique claims during His era (and into today.) So the first half of the video, for all its wonderful production values, is inaccurate in its data.
Now Bell does a great job (as usual) tying together that we must provide an answer beyond simple theology. The second half of the video is very good, but the underlying point is troubling in its error. Given that Bell's point leverages so heavily on the unoriginal claims of Christianity there is a great difficulty in recommending this entire video.
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Review 2 for Nooma #15: You, DVD
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5 out of 5

Date:September 19, 2008
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Donald Stanton
I use these for both my Youth classes and substance abuse classes where the key to a successful life is a foundation in Christ. These instill that and open up the lines of communication
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Review 3 for Nooma #15: You, DVD
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Date:August 16, 2007
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Congregational Resource Ctr
~ Excellent, thought-provoking presentations; receiving the 2 Nooma from you in this recent order,we now have the complete set ~ Excellent service! Thank You!
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