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It was over 500 years ago on this day that then monk Martin Luther nailed The Ninety-Five Theses to the Wittenberg church door sparking the Protestant Reformation. How did Martin Luther come to question the practices of the Catholic Church? What were some of the answers he discovered and how has that impacted our access to and study of God's Word? Dr. Todd Hains shares insights from his research on Martin Luther and offers a perspective that will have you approaching God's Word in a new and fresh way.
Tis the season for all things scary, including movies. Should kids watch scary shows and movies? Focus on the Family's Plugged In movie reviewer Paul Asay outlines basic guidelines for navigating this genre, providing insight on how to determine if a movie is appropriate for your family and your child. Paul stresses the importance of having conversations about media in your home and takes us through how you might open the lines of communication and dialogue on media choices.
Todd R. Hains (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is an academic editor at Lexham Press, where he launched and edits the Christian Essentials series, Lexham Ministry Guides, and a children’s catechism series (FatCat Books). He was previously the assistant project editor of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture and is the co-editor of the Acts volume in that series.
Paul Asay has been writing for Plugged In since 2007 and loves superheroes and finding God in unexpected places. In addition, Paul has also written several books, with his newest—Burning Bush 2.0—recently published by Abingdon Press. When Paul’s not reviewing movies, he hikes with his wife, Wendy and runs marathons with his grown kids, Colin and Emily.