Some questions the film raises:
- “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it,” (Proverbs 22: 6). At what point does this become brainwashing?
- Should we teach children/people to run from sin or run towards God’s love? How does one without the other impact faith?
- Jesus mentions how children have a unique openness to the Kingdom of God a couple of times in his ministry (Matthew 18:4; Mark 10: 13-16). Given this, how can we tell when kids are mimicking those around them (parents, church leaders and elders, other children, etc.) or genuinely acting in accord with the Holy Spirit?
- Are situations where people feel compelled to perform spiritually and emotionally healthy? Godly?
- Is there any biblical precedent for intermingling politics and the Church? Does Jesus have anything to say about this? What would Jesus say about bringing a cardboard cutout of George W. Bush to “Kids on Fire?”
- Are science and religion mutually exclusive? Can orthodox Christianity and modern science be reconciled?
- Is this film representative of all evangelicals?
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