Who & What I Recommend + What I Don’t

Hello dear ones, I hope this post finds you all doing well. It’s Monday, which means I’ve got a brand new episode locked and loaded for you to all enjoy. This time I’ve got a lot of great recommendations as I go through the podcasts, blogs, books, show’s, movies, and more. I’ve also discussed a few of the writers, podcasters, and pastors that I can’t recommend. You’ll see a lot of names you recognize, and many of you will even see your own name. I also wanted to thank my two new Patreon’s Michael and Margaret! I’m so humbled by their support!


In this episode I ask a lot of questions, but what I’d love to hear from y’all wonderful readers is your top three favorite books. Let me know in the comments below! As usual, there’s a timestamped outline below, as well as some article links for further research on this topic. Also, if you didn’t get a chance to see last weeks MEGA list, I’m going to link to it here. Great news, y’all, Tulips & Honey Hub is now officially available on Amazon’s new Podcasting app! You can, of course, listen across all major podcasting platforms such as PodbeaniTunesSpotifyGoogle PlayiHeart RadioStitcher, and in video form on Youtube. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Q&A on Your Theology Questions With Kristin Everett Part 3 Tulips and Honey Hub

On this new Tulips and Honey episode, Lauren and Kristin answer your questions on Christian yoga, idolatry, worship, angels and Satan, Adam, Genesis, sin, and the person and work of Jesus. What You’ll Hear on This Episode The dangers of Christian yoga. The danger of blending other religions with biblical Christianity. The danger of idolatry What biblical worship is and why it matters. Christian Liberty and celebrating the Holidays. The nature of violence in the Old Testament. Adam, sin, and the person and work of Jesus. The nature of angels and Satan. Asking theological questions and humility. Recommended Resources Mention in This Episode Link to Kristin Everett TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@xtin.rose? Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback You can subscribe to Tulips and Honey via iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, or YouTube. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and sharing it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show). You can also connect with me on Twitter at @LaurenHereford, on Facebook, Instagram, or via email to share your feedback. Thanks for listening to this episode of Tulips and Honey.
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  2. Q&A on Your Theology Questions With Kristin Everett Part 2
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  4. Essential Oils and the Sovereignty of God with Doreen Virtue and Kristin Everett
  5. Helping People Read the Bible in the New Year

TS 00:07:00 – Podcasts Recommendations

Cave to the Cross Apologetics: https://cavetothecross.com

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFr4iNerb0HEEfidOyGmnmg

Episodes with them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ_YQQj7_Hc

Women of the Table:  https://wott.blog

Episode with them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxemgG4kMMk&t=216s

The Side Bar: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dawains-sidebar/id1330679017

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo99HDMw-QAQwArLOZem1yQ

The Bar Podcast: http://thebarpodcast.com

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuy9er6pT-_49cc799xwI_w

Episode with Dawain Akinson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rhm2ycreob8

A Word Fitly Spoken:  https://awordfitlyspoken.life

Episode with them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sShNZ1PFbTQ&t=2887s

Voice of Reason: https://voiceofreasonradio.podbean.com

Wretched Radio: Wretched.org

Sheologians: https://www.sheologians.com

Church History Matters: https://churchhistory.podbean.com

Episode with them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV_TUkdLHFg&t=528s

Guys with Bibles: guyswithbibles.com

Episode with them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1gWR9tO9U8&t=6s

TS 00:12:45 – Podcasts not to listen to.

14:20 – Sleep patterns are really weird, this is a squirrel 🙂

24:40 – What websites I recommend for blogging

Veritas Domain with Pastor Jimmy: https://veritasdomain.wordpress.com

Episode with him: 1 – https://afterthoughtbybiblicalbeginnings.podbean.com/e/episode-9-interview-with-pastor-jim-from-veritasdomain-blog/

2 – https://afterthoughtbybiblicalbeginnings.podbean.com/e/episode16-pastor-jim-co-hosts-what-about-contradictions/

Michelle Lesley: https://michellelesley.com

Episode with her about Beth Moore: Part 1 – https://afterthoughtbybiblicalbeginnings.podbean.com/e/episode-4-interview-with-michelle-lesley-part-1/

Part 2 – https://afterthoughtbybiblicalbeginnings.podbean.com/e/episode-5-interview-with-michelle-lesley-part-2/

Tom from ExCatholic4Christ: https://excatholic4christ.wordpress.com

Episodes with him: Part 1 – https://afterthoughtbybiblicalbeginnings.podbean.com/e/afterthought-episode-6-interview-with-tom-from-excatholic4christ-discussing-ecumenism-part-1/

Part 2: https://afterthoughtbybiblicalbeginnings.podbean.com/e/afterthought-episode-7-interview-with-tom-from-excatholic4christ-part-2/

Elizabeth Prata from The End Times: https://elizabethprata.wordpress.com

Crissy from Walking by Faith: https://walking-by-faith.blog

The Reformed Reader: https://reformedreader.wordpress.com

Reasoned Cases for Christ: https://bcooper.wordpress.com

More Ink Please Blog: https://moreinkpleaseblog.com

TS 00:28:45 – Shows I recommend:

Fighting for the Faith: https://www.youtube.com/user/Fighting4theFaith

Answers News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnW9JdiBBps

Interviewing Dr. Jason Lisle: https://afterthoughtbybiblicalbeginnings.podbean.com/e/episode-13-interview-with-dr-jason-lisle-ultimate-proof-of-creation/

LivingWaters: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmrVJGUS1u5-Hsm_BFS_1YA

On the Box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICnuoApkPl8

ComfortZone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpo7gfI6UWo

TS 00:32:45 Recommended shows not to watch.

TS: 00:35:15 – Books I recommend.

Pilgrims Progress: https://wordpress.com/posts/biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com?s=the+pilgrims+progress

Ten Commandments by Thomas Watson: https://wordpress.com/posts/biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com?s=the+pilgrims+progress

Life & Legacy of Susie Spurgeon by Ray Rhodes: https://www.amazon.com/Susie-Legacy-Susannah-Spurgeon-Charles/dp/0802418341/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?ie=UTF8&ref_=cm_cr_arp_mb_bdcrb_top

Interview with Ray Rhodes:https://afterthoughtbybiblicalbeginnings.podbean.com/e/episode-8-afterthought-interview-with-ray-rhodes-author-of-susie/

Book Review: https://wordpress.com/posts/biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com?s=the+pilgrims+progress

The Institutes by John Calvin: https://www.ccel.org/ccel/calvin/institutes/

The Gospel According to Jesus by John Macarthur: https://www.amazon.com/Gospel-According-Jesus-Authentic-Faith/dp/1543604285

TS 00:44:40 – Books that I do not recommend.

TS 00:46:50 – Movies I recommend

Polycarp the movie: https://www.youtube.com/user/polycarpmovie

American Gospel 1 & 2:  http://www.americangospelfilm.com

AG YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6cKwH8WYWgnowOr3469euw/videos

Interview with AG Directer Brandon Kimber: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvWa_Syd6_I&t=2s

TS 00:48:50 – A movie I don’t recommend.

TS 00:51:00 – List of my random favorites.

Favorite Patristic Father

Favorite Puritan

Favorite Theologian

Exposit the Word YouTube Page: 


Pastors I recommend:

Dr. Steve Lawson’s Men’s Bible Study: http://www.onepassionministries.org/the-mens-bible-study

TS 00:55:10 – Fun Random Favorites

Favorite Concert

Favorite Sports Team

Favorite Store

Favorite Travel Assignment

Favorite Pizza

Through the Narrow: https://biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com/2020/09/22/through-the-narrow-paul-david-trippn-by-gina-cook/


or my Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/Tulipshoneyhub

For questions, comments, recommendations, prayer requests, you can contact me on social media or via my email biblicalbeginnings@outlook.com

The MEGA List: February 14, 2020 – LivingWaters, Paul Washer, and Journals

February 14th, 2020 MEGA List included movie reviews, recommendations for journals, books, and good content to watch. Not the mention a special suggestion at the end.

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Hello, and Happy Valentines Day, dear ones! I hope this post finds you all doing well. Do you have big plans with your loved ones today? We are going to push most of our fun off until tomorrow. My hubby worked a nightshift last night and has a doctors appointment early this morning before he can rest. Please pray for him, he had a rare reaction to a new medication. We would greatly appreciate your prayers, as the appointment today will include running tests to make sure no long term damage was done. With that being said, let’s dig right into the MEGA list for today. We’ve got some really exciting things to discuss, and review. One thing I keep failing to mention is that we’re also talking about this list each Friday over on our YouTube channel. Sometimes we even take it live, although I’m still learning how to do that.


For today’s recommendations I want to start with a very unique item I found for sale on Amazon. It’s a sermon notes journal…for kids! Isn’t that cute? Kayliegh takes notes during Sunday service, either in the booklet prepared or in her own notebook. I think it would be really fun for her to have her own, and these are created by The Biblical Creative, a wonderful friend and Instagrammer. You can find more at her website, thebiblicalcreative.com. We’d also like to recommend you accept our invitation to follow our book club over at Goodreads, by following this link here. You can keep up with what we’re reading, and read about upcoming book club options happening on with our Patreon’s. One last recommendation is that you check out our Q&A Mini Episodes over on our YouTube channel, and don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss anymore fun content.


There is a new LivingWaters movie I’d like to review today, titled When It’s Okay to Kill Your Mother, which you can watch free here. In this film Ray Comfort is going through the college campus asking about a man who was not convicted for murder, after tossing his mother over the balcony. Why wasn’t he convicted? She was dying, and suffering, so the judge ruled it was okay to kill her. In full LivingWaters fashion, this is a Gospel tract in movie form. Not only does it deal with the depravity of man, and the sanctity of life, but it presents the Gospel. They’ve also re-released their movie on suicide, owing to the fact that the previous title did not seem to have fit with what they were hoping to achieve. You can watch You Are Not Alone: Hope for Your Depression here.


If you’ve followed Paul Washers HeartCry Missionaries Youtube channel you may have already heard that they are going to be releasing some different content than their usual. For this, they’ve created a new channel, called Heartcry Films. My suggestion for this weekend is that you subscribe to their new channel, and pray for their team as they prepare to launch this new part of their ministry. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

The MEGA List – January 31st, 2020: Little Women, Podcasts, & Lectures

Today, dear ones, we bring you a list of recommendations, reviews, and suggestions. Briefly, I’d like to ask you for prayer. I’m struggling with time management and would be very thankful for your prayer and your suggestions. Also, before we get into the meat of it, has anyone else seen the new block editor here on WordPress? What do you think, do you like it, or have you chosen to go back to classic?

Justin Peters Quote

Recently Becca went to see the new Little Women movie, which we discussed on our Valentines Day episode. She had this to say “It was so well done. I laughed and cried. This was so well done. That I didn’t want it to end. 5 stars from Becca 🙌 loved this quote from Alcott (the writer of little women) at the beginning of the movie: “I’ve had lots of troubles, so I write jolly tales.” I haven’t been able to see it yet, personally, but I’m always excited when we find movies that are appropriate to recommend. So I’m thankful for her review and I look forward to seeing it myself.

We have a couple of podcasts we’d like to recommend as well. Our list gets ever longer, as we find more and more solid, Biblically sound podcasters to connect with. I’m so thankful for this, as we all have different styles we enjoy listening to. RazaReforma and Guys With Bibles are the two podcasts we’d like to bring to your attention. They’re great podcasts, with laughter and edifying truth throughout.

Our suggestions for today is that you check our Ligoneer’s new education app, where you can take classes online! The second suggestion is that you join us in praying for and supporting Sye Ten Bruggencate as Trinity Baptist raises money to move him to Texas. You can find the GoFundMe page for that right here. That’s all we have for you today, my friends, I hope you have a wonderful Friday. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

The MEGA List – Recommendations, Reviews, & Suggestions: Friday November 29th, 2019

Hello, dear ones, I hope this post finds you all well past your turkey daze. We had a great episode planned for yesterday, discussing the Reformed history of the pilgrims. As I went to edit it, the entire folder disappeared from my computer and backup drive. Have I mentioned that I’m not good with technology? I have no idea what happened, but I do know that it might be time to retire this old mac. I apologize for having nothing for posting or dropping yesterday, by the time I finished talking with the help desk guests were nearly on their way and I needed to finish food prep. I surely hope you all had a wonderful time yesterday, if you’re from the United States. Becca and I would love to see your photos of feasting, and to share them on the program. If you’ve got some new babies or grand babies you’d like to show off, send them our way and we’ll make sure they end up getting some spotlight. Whats coming next week? We’re going to be scrambling a bit, since my computer once again deleted so much content. However, for sure you can expect to see Justin Peter’s interview drop.


I have three recommendations for you this week, dear friends. The first is a pastor who I have been particularly blessed by, which our good friend Tom from ExCatholicForChrist shared with me. As a bit of intrigue I’m not actually going to tell you who it is, but if you’ll follow this link, and you’ve followed this blog long enough, you’ll figure it out. Second I have a new blogger I’d like to recommend. Let’s give Melanie Brooke a big Word Press Welcome! Look for a guest post from her soon. Last recommendation was actually recommended to me by the hosts of The Aquila & Pricilla Hour, you know Emily from HeMadeUsAlive. They recommended a podcast entitled Church History Matters, and having listened to it, I can officially add it to my list of favorite podcasts.


Kayliegh and I finally had the chance to watch the new Pilgrims Progress movie together. It’s really great, although there are a few moments where it might be too frightening for younger kiddos. I also never appreciate the idea of making Satan look like a red horned devil, if I’m totally honest. He comes as an angel of light, giving children the wrong impression about him just gives parents a harder time Biblically addressing him. Other then that, it was very well done. I recommend this for families and kiddos over the age of 10, unless your little ones don’t scare easily. There were several points where Kayliegh, 9-years-old, had to leave the room while I fast-forwarded it. Granted, she’s read the book so many times she already new when the frightening moments were coming, so that made it much easier. You can rent, or buy, this movie on most online streaming websites including Amazon and YouTube.


My suggestion for you, dear ones, this weekend is that you each try a new flavor of ice cream. This is something I never do, I get the exact same every time. It’s Kayliegh’s favorite, and since she often tries new kinds that she doesn’t like I have a backup plan already waiting to share with her. This weekend I think I’ll be brave, and really considering it’s going to be below freezing and snowing, not very smart, and try something new. What is your favorite ice cream, and what do you recommend I try? I can’t wait to hear it, and to see your photo’s! If you follow us on social media you can send them there, or via email at tulipshoneyhub@outlook.com. As always beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Friday Mega List – Recommendations, Reviews, and Suggestions: November 1st, 2019

Hello, and welcome to another MEGA list! It’s officially November. How did that even happen? We’ll be driving across the country on Sunday, to our next assignment. Today I’m busily wrapping up all the final errands, packing, organizing, and preparations that go into a full days worth of driving. We’ve decided this time to enjoy the trip, taking our time and stopping often. This will be a first. Usually it’s a mad dash to get where we need to be in time to get keys and unpack before my hubby heads to work at a new hospital. That being said, so long as there’s good internet, I should still be around on Sunday and episodes of Tulips & Honey will not be affected. Monday’s episode will be an interview with two of my favorite podcast hosts, Patrick and Tony from Cave to the Cross Apologetics. They graciously joined us to discuss theology, books, and philosophy. On Thursday, Lord willing, we’ll be dropping an episode on Beth Moore, women teachers, and false doctrines.


I have a couple recommendations for you today, dear ones. First is an interview from a member of our Tulips & Honey team, Emma over at MyRedemptionForHisGlory! The guys over at Undying Light, a great podcast I’d also recommend, have Emma on their program. Don’t miss their edifying conversation, you can listen here. My second recommendation is Dr. Steve Lawson’s Men’s Bible Study. Yesterday the posted a new video, and what a wonderful exposition of Scripture! This is my favorite thing to watch right now. You can check it out here.


BAMH2 was released by Apologia Studios this week, although there is some clear evidence that social media platforms are suppressing it to the best of their ability. As heartbreaking as the first, this follow up documentary explains the betrayal of the ProLife community. We see, yet again, that many who claim to be ProLife actually fight against abolition laws. This is tragic. I pray that the Lord uses this movie to help wake us all up to the evil of brutally murdering a baby in the womb. Please like, comment, and share this video to help work against the social media platforms who are attempting to prevent it from being seen.


My suggestion for you, dear friends, this weekend is that you pray for all those that Kayliegh passed Gospel tracts out to last night. That includes the relatives of the family we went out with, who were eager to read what we were passing out and very supportive. Only one person refused our tracts, which might just be a record! There were very few people out, and even few houses with their lights on. I’m thinking we might not have many years left of taking advantage and passing out the truth! Trick or treating seems to be giving way to safer, indoor activities, which would be harder to hand out tracts to. What about you, dear friends? Did you pass out tracts, have a Reformation party, shut off your lights? And did you also notice a large drop in numbers? As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s study to show yourselves approved.

Friday Mega List – Reviews, Recommendations, & Suggestions: September 27th, 2019

Today, my dear friends, I have a Mega List chalk full of fun for your weekend. Why fun stuff? Because there are a lot of heavy things that weigh us down by this point of the week. But, before we get into all of that, first let me give you a quick rundown as to next weeks schedule for Tulips & Honey. Monday, Lord willing, we’ll drop an episode on the conversation I had when the Mormon missionaries. While they changed their minds about my use of the recording, Becca and I still go through what the conversation was like and give some helpful tips for anyone sharing the Gospel with members of a cult in the future. Thursday we’ll be dropping an episode on Homeschooling, with the one and only Kayliegh asking and answering some questions. We have some really exciting guests coming up, so stay tuned! Please also be in prayer for us, as we run this race. If you’d like to join us on the program, or want to join the Tulips & Honey Hub, shoot me a message and let me know.

Reviews! Ok, these aren’t really reviews, because the two movies I want to talk about haven’t come out yet. Let’s just build some excitement here! LivingWaters is coming out with a new movie about my favorite topic, dinosaurs. You can watch the new trailer here. Also, if you have been hiding in Antarctica and haven’t heard yet, American Gospel 2 will be coming out soon! You can find the trailer for that here. I’m really excited about both these movies and can’t wait to review them for real!

Becca has some awesome recommendations for this Mega List! Here’s a new podcast for you all to check out called The Pilgrims Podcast. In this podcast they’re making their way through John Bunyan’s Pilgrims Progress. Here is an awesome Instagram account for Reformed mommies, loving it! Also, for those coffee drinkers out there this one comes all the way to you from Block-A-B Himself! Because their ad is so hilarious, I included that below also.

My suggestion for you all today is that you watch at least one funny video this weekend. Animals being jerks, babies being silly, whatever it needs to be to put a smile on your face! There are many serious things for us, as believers, to discuss, to pray for, to deal with, but we need not avoid the joyful things God has graciously given us to enjoy. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Thursday Movie Review – Double Feature: 7 Reasons and The Fool

Hello again, I hope this finds you all doing well. Today I’d like to review two movies, both by LivingWaters. The first movie I want to review is 7 Reasons, a sequel to 180, we briefly talked about here. 7 Reasons premiered May 9th, and is available free on YouTube. The second movie I want to review is The Fool, which premiered April 20th and is also freely available online. I’ll link to both movies at the bottom of the page.

7 Reasons is, as its title explains, a movie refuting the seven most common reasons given for why murdering the unborn is acceptable. The movie is much more hard hitting than the first one on the topic. This, in the face of a push towards full term abortion, is a needed escalation. Ray Comfort interviews young people through-out the movie, addressing each point they make about the morality of infanticide. By the end of each interview almost all of them have changed their minds. This was mostly due to the explanation of the babies quick development, and the horrific methods used to kill them in their mother’s womb. Comfort then makes a segue into the Gospel, listing the sixth commandment first. This movie is not just an excellent tool to prevent abortions, it also includes a Gospel presentation. I can’t recommend it for young children, due to the clip of a baby being torn limb from limb by the abortionists vacuum, and the frequent discussion of rape. However, preteen and on would be appropriate, depending on the maturity level and parental preference.

The Fool, a movie which addresses the Banana Man phenomenon, is, by far, my favorite movie by LivingWaters. I’ve always held to the belief that if an argument is answered with an insult, then it’s most likely due to a lack of refutation. This is why you can give a beautiful presentation of truth, only to have your grammar mocked and the argument ignored. The ability for mature debate ends, replaced with playground level accusations. We must, as born again believers, refuse to lower ourselves to this standard. If you have, like Ray Comfort, been the subject of online ridicule then this movie will tremendously bless you. If you have not yet been treated in such a way, watch this movie so you know how to handle it when it does happen. This was an encouraging, instructive, and edifying movie on humility, as well as having the presentation of the Gospel clearly stated.

Movie Review – American Gospel: Christ Alone

Hello dear friends! Today I want to review the documentary American Gospel: Christ Alone which was released in October 2018. This film was written and directed by Brandon Kimber, and can be found for rent on Vimeo. Unless you’re wanting to purchase this in DVD form, I have yet to find another source showing the documentary thus far. That might change in a few months, if so I’ll update this post. As you can see from the trailer below, it’s packed full of some heavy hitters.

While the documentary does mainly tackle the prosperity gospel, it also address Roman Catholicism and the dangers of ecumenism. It also goes further than just refuting prosperity preachers, but also shows the damage done by the Word of Faith movement. There is, in particular, one young lady whose journey from atheism to born again believer winds through a dramatic health crisis. You see her in the trailer with tubes in her nose. Her, and her husband, were both saved because of her many illnesses which alone destroys the idea that God does not use sickness or pain to draw His lost sheep to Himself. There are others who went into financial ruin, others who just did not understand that true Gospel of grace, and some who felt guilt and pressure from being told their problems were due to their lack of faith. All the while good, sound, Biblically accurate theology is being explained between interviews. All together, this makes for a very powerful two and a half hours of documentary.

A couple things need to be mentioned, before I get ahead of myself. One, with men like Dr. Steve Lawson and Dr. MacArthur, Ray Comfort, and Paul Washer, we feel the absence of one man of God. R.C. Sproul. This is one of the first major collaborations done since he went on to glory, and his wisdom and love for Gods Word was missed. We rejoice that he has finished his pilgrimage, he ran his race well, yet those of us who remain feel the lose. The second thing is that, with so many pastors involved in this documentary, it’s very likely there may be someone included you’ve come to disagree with in one way or another. I hope that doesn’t discourage you from watching, and sharing, this tremendous resource.

Not only does this video repeat the Gospel several times, making it evangelical gold, it also explains the whys, where’s, and how’s that we might not be able to get to within a short Gospel presentation. If you have family, friends, or co-workers that hold to a prosperity gospel, WoF, NAR, or Roman Catholicism, this documentary would be a great opportunity to open dialogue. Ask them to watch this if they can, it’s only $4.99 to rent right now, and then ask what they thought of it. Maybe even consider purchasing a copy to share. This documentary would be great for a youth movie night, women or men’s study, or a family event. In other words, dear ones, I recommend this to everyone! Especially if you feel like your understanding of a Biblical Gospel presentation is lacking. Have you watched this yet, brothers and sisters? If so, let me know what you think! As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Movie Review – Polycarp

While reviewing movies for Kayleigh’s Reformers history lesson I came across this one. You can imagine my joy, after spending all last year and half this one reading and studying the Patristic Fathers. Polycarp was a man directly discipled by the Apostle John, who was eventually martyred for his faith. There’s a few things I look for, however, when reviewing movies for homeschooling. First, they have to have an accurate depiction of the Bible, no false Gospels. Secondly, they have to have limited amounts of violence or promiscuity. Lastly, they need to flow or she’ll just get bored.

Polycarp certainly contains a Biblical Gospel presentation, along with many, MANY, scriptural references. In fact, Polycarps character frequently uses Gods Word as a response to situations. There is absolutely no promiscuity, which actually tends to pop up in historical movies. Instead it is replete with family values, love for the brethren, Biblical teachings, and a boldness in the face of fear, rather than mushy romance and puppy love. It flows really well, and has excellent acting. There’s only one problem, this is a tale of martyrs. I think I’ll wait a couple years before playing this for Kayleigh, she’s very sensitive to death and frequently falls apart in the consideration of losing one of her parents.

Due to the intense, yet none bloody, scenes of martyrdom, I’d recommend this movie for pre-teens and up. Especially for any of you out there that love to learn about the churches history. In this movie we find historical characters such as Irenaeus and Justin Martyr, along side Polycarp of course. The 2015 movie is set in Smyrna during the second century. It follows a young girl who is rescued from slavery by Christians, which is why I would recommend it to pre-teens as well as youth groups. It will also bless adults, as it’s not based on one single age group, but a family of believers instead. I found this movie on Amazon free with our Prime subscription. However, the official website is Here where you can see a recommendation from a well known evangelist, Ray Comfort. I hope this movie blesses you as much as it blessed me. Let me know if you get a chance to watch it. As

Movie Review – The Riot and the Dance

Last night, as promised, we went to see The Riot and the Dance. It was a great film, wonderful shots, fascinating animals. beautiful scenery, and genuinely funny throughout. If you’re looking for a nature movie for your kiddos to learn about biology this is the movie for you.

I really appreciated the folks who made this movie focusing on God the Creator. The one thing I was looking for that was not present in the movie was a clear Gospel message. I still recommend this movie, it was really well done, and it’s nice to have some creation scientists highlighted. It was just a missed opportunity, especially in the end of the movie when there’s a few interviews, including Ken Ham.

We tend to think that those who would go to Christian movies will already be Christians, but how many are false converts? I would have loved going to a movie like this before being saved, because it would have made me look religious. There were also, most likely, evolutionists and atheists who went to the movie to write reviews or critiques. I don’t remember hearing Jesus Christ mentioned once, but we have the light within us, we need to shine it in the darkest places. There’s a second movie coming out, hopefully the creators won’t miss this next opportunity.

What happens when we only tell the evidence for God? Most of the time we take atheists and turn them into agnostics, or theists. Only Christ has the Words of life, men and women are marching their way to hell, will we not stand in their way, share the straight and narrow path?

Beloved, please don’t miss understand me. I really enjoyed this movie, Kayliegh and I laughed often, and it certainly glorified God as Creator. My heart just aches for those who came looking for the way, the truth, and the life, but only found His creation. I hope this review is helpful, and as always friends, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.