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BPC SMALL GROUPS
Fall is a good time to sign up to be in a BPC small group. 
There are new groups forming and existing groups with openings.
Small group ministry is an important way to connect.  
Please pray and consider becoming part of a small group.
Contact Bob Inadomi for information. rbjn@aol.com  
 
 
THURSDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY
A LOOK INTO PHILIPPIANS & GALATIANS
WITH REV. DAVE CARPENTER
thursday from 5pm – 6pm
 
email pastor dave at dcarpenter@bpcusa.org or info@bpcusa.org
for the zoom link information.  
all are welcome!  
 
 
 
PODCAST
A guided meditation to support your journey to live a fully present life,
and a deeper understanding of the resilient power within you. Opportunities to find deeper resilience within ourselves can come when life seems most challenging. This podcast is to help you develop that resilience and connection with God.
Being Resilient and having power starts with Faith.
Resilient Faith is sponsored by
Brentwood Presbyterian Church in West Los Angeles.
 
AVAILABLE ON ALL PODCAST PLATFORMS
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Stay-Home-Faith-Based Film Series
“MARKETING THE MESSIAH: 
THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD — RETOLD”

We finish the fifth week of documentaries this week with a highly unusual film, again made by Australians, mate!
 
This film can be said to come from a secular standpoint, but it is not anti-religion, as much as trying to explain how Christianity came to be a religion, based on scholarship instead of tradition.  As with that Harvard business book, you could call this movie, “What They Don’t Teach You At Sunday School.” Then again, our School of Christian Learning classes are courageous enough have gone over most of the facts covered here in different classes over the years; we’ve even quoted a couple of the featured theologians and thinkers
from the pulpit. 
 
In short, the film looks at historical scholarship and textual criticism to critique the accepted traditions of the origins of the faith, giving voice to counter claims, which are good for discussion whether you accept them or not.
 
According to the director, award-winning podcaster Cameron Reilly, “Over the last century, New Testament scholars have examined the text word-by-word to tease apart the true history from accepted tradition. In this light-hearted but factual film, we tell the ‘true’ story of early Christianity with the help of twelve biblical scholars, Renaissance masterpieces and humorous animation. It’s neither a film about faith nor a film attacking or making fun of Christianity. It’s an honest attempt to piece together a very complex and fascinating story that everyone will enjoy.”  NR. 103 min.
 
Watch the trailer:

Rent the film for $4.99:
 
Listen to Cameron Reilly’s latest podcasts on psychopathic world leaders (!):
 
Join the discussion thread after watching the film: