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For the Life of the World: Full Length Feature Film

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This unique Feature Film Version was created to enjoy all seven episodes in one viewing experience – an excellent format for a one-time event.

Be entertained as you explore the deep question of what your Salvation is actually FOR. What does having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ mean for the here and now of living on earth?

Evan Koons, along with his friends - Stephen Grabill, Amy Sherman, Anthony Bradley, Makoto Fujimura, John M. Perkins, Tim Royer, and Dwight Gibson - will show practical application of what it means to be “in the world, not of it.”

This seven-part series explores God’s purposes in family, work, creativity, charity, education, government, church, and all creation. This deep investigation through the lens of God’s Economy of All Things, OIKONOMIA (a Greek word that you’ll learn more about) is designed for the individual or small group. Check out the accompanying Field Guide to jump-start group discussion and enhance the viewing experience. Film and Field Guide are also available for purchase digitally on StudySpace. StudySpace is a dynamic digital learning environment where both books and media productions are made available anytime, anywhere, and on any digital device. There you will additionally find books that further examine the film themes. These are also available through Christian’s Library Press.

Want to know more about this series? Check out the For the Life of the World website, letterstotheexiles.


EPISODE DESCRIPTIONS: (each about 20 minutes in length)

Ep 1 - Exile

Our journey begins by discovering a new – yet ancient – perspective: we are exiles, "not home yet," called to live as gift-givers wherever we are.

Ep 2 - Economy of Love

What is the point of family? We'll explore God's design for family – how it shapes us as individuals and contributes to the flourishing of our communities.

Ep 3 - Economy of Creative Service

Is our labor in the world about survival, or is there more to the "daily grind"? We'll take a closer look at how our individual and collaborative endeavors play a part in a divine project of creativity.

Ep 4 - Economy of Order

It's not hard to find pain in this world. How do we seek justice for the oppressed? I wonder if creativity, freedom and hospitality have something to do with the answers we're searching for?

Ep 5 - Economy of Wisdom

Why should we know stuff? To accumulate knowledge? To get a good job? Maybe God gives us unique callings to understand his creation and use what we learn to serve others.

Ep 6 - Economy of Wonder

Must everything have a practical usefulness, or is there value in being useless? Perhaps, the blessed inefficiency of wonder helps us grasp God's extravagant, gratuitous love for us. "Taste and see that the Lord is good."

Ep 7 - The Church

In our quest to know and live out "God's Economy of All Things," a rather large question remains: "What is the role of the church in the world?" Do our stories of exile have a purpose in God's plan for all things?

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