Dane Skelton

    Dane Skelton is the Pastor of Faith Community Church and the author of Jungle Flight: Spiritual Adventures at the Ends of the Earth, a book of true stories from the ministry of JAARS (formerly Jungle Aviation and Radio Service). His second book, Papua Pilot: Flying the Bible to the Last Lost Peoples, co-authored with the late Paul Westlund, is now available on Amazon.com and Christianbook.com.
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    • Apr10Tue

      PAUL'S FINAL WORDS

      April 10, 2018
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      Excellent film shows gritty reality of early Christianity

      The last few years have been some of the bloodiest ever for Christians the world over. ISIS is in hiding, but their atrocities against believers remain fresh in memory. After thirty years of relative freedom, China’s new president-for-life is ramping up pressure against Churches....

    • Mar29Wed

      OF JEOPARDY AND BIBLICAL EPICS

      March 29, 2017
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      Movie Reviews, Evangelism

      The game show Jeopardy is an occasional evening indulgence. Answering correctly, before the contestants, is the big draw, and fun when it happens, but let’s just say that I’m never tempted to audition, except when the Bible is the category. Alex Trebek became the host of the hit game show the year we got married, and since that time...

    • Jan25Wed

      DON'T MISS HIDDEN FIGURES

      January 25, 2017
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      Aviation is my hobby, and I grew up in the middle of the grand quest to “put a man on the moon and return him safely to the earth” by the end of the decade, bequeathed to us by John F. Kennedy. I thought I knew about everything there was to know about the space race. Then I saw Hidden Figures, (Rated PG for mild language)and learned...

    • Mar16Wed

      RISEN: Something Good Out of Hollywood

      March 16, 2016
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      Based on Bible stories made into movies of late, the Nathaniel’s among us would be justified in paraphrasing the dubious disciple’s first question about Jesus: “Can anything good come out of Hollywood?”

      Noah , in spite of my initial enthusiasm about it, turned out to be a theological mish-mash and a box office...

    • Oct14Wed

      What THE BUTLER Did For Me

      October 14, 2015
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      Reflections, Movie Reviews

      Not long ago my neighbor, Ralph, an African American man for whom I have deep respect, and I were chatting in our back yard. We usually talk about our kids or joke with each other about our geriatric joints and other ailments with him always having the last laugh. “Just wait till you’re seventy. You ain’t seen nuthin...

    • Jul23Thu

      MAX

      July 23, 2015
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      Tired of over-the-top, digitized special effects? Weary of wacko main characters, vulgar vocabularies, and gruesome violence? Meet MAX, the brave dog that beats the bad guys and mends a broken family. MAX isn’t “Mad,” isn’t a “Trainwreck,” nor is he “Furious,” though the villains in this film would...
    • Apr22Wed

      A.D. IS GOOD T.V.

      April 22, 2015
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      I have a knee-jerk reaction to most overtly religious T.V., or maybe I should say thumb-jerk: my thumb immediately jerks the channel button to find something more authentic, better written, and better produced.
      Not so with A.D. The Bible Continues, the follow-on to husband and wife creative team Mark Burnette and Roma Downey’s huge hit...
    • Mar25Wed

      CINDERELLA VALUES

      March 25, 2015
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      Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8 NIV
    • Apr30Wed

      THE GNOSTIC NOAH

      April 30, 2014
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      Theology, Movie Reviews
      Wondering where some of the weird stuff came from in Aronofsky's NOAH? Dr. Brian Mattson reveals some of the film's Gnostic roots.
    • Apr23Wed

      3 THUMBS UP FOR GOD'S NOT DEAD

      April 23, 2014
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      3 THUMBS UP FOR GOD’S NOT DEAD
      Thirty-plus years ago (oh how painful it is to write that) as a freshman and brand new Christian at Georgia State University I listened in shock as our Historical Literature professor began the semester by systematically undermining the credibility of Moses as the author of Genesis. Looking back on it now I...