“What is our salvation actually for?”
This is the question at the center of For the Life of the World: Letters to the Exiles, a 7-part series from the Acton Institute that seeks to examine the bigger picture of Christianity’s role in culture, society, and the world. Each Monday — from July 7 to August 18 — The Gospel Coalition (TGC) is highlighting one episode and sharing an exclusive code for for a free 72-hour rental of the full episode:
Produced by the Acton Institute, FLOW offers a big picture of salvation, helping us to see how we fit into God’s plan to reclaim all of creational life (cf. Col. 1:19-20). As its title suggests, this series argues that our salvation is for our personal redemption and also “for the life of the world” (cf. Is. 49:6).
The series is a “must-buy, gotta have, truly extraordinary resource . . . perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime product,” says Byron Borger of Hearts & Minds Bookstore. “In our 30-plus years here at the shop, we’ve never seen anything like it . . . . [It] is stunningly beautiful in an upbeat, earnest-bohemian sort of way, endlessly fascinating, intellectually rich—even deep . . . . [W]hile it is certainly informed by serious theological thinking and has important intellectual foundations, it isn’t dry or abstract.”
Visit TGC to watch the trailer for the first episode, “Exile”, and to get the code for the free rental (you have to apply the code today, but once you do the rental is free for 72 hours).
For the Life of the World is an entertaining film series that explores the deeper meaning of Salvation. Have you ever wondered, “What is my Salvation actually FOR?” Is it only about personal atonement, about getting to heaven, or something that comes later? Is it just to have a “friend in Jesus?”
Join Evan Koons and his friends – Stephen Grabill, Amy Sherman, Anthony Bradley, Makoto Fujimura, John M. Perkins, Tim Royer and Dwight Gibson – as they discover a “new perspective,” the BIGGER picture of what it means to be “in the world, not of it.” This seven-part film series will help you, your friends, church or organization investigate God’s Economy of All Things – OIKONOMIA (a Greek word that has a lot to say about God’s plan for his creation, the world, and us.)
This Combo Pack includes a letter from Evan and two discs for your player of choice: DVD and Blu-ray. Enjoy seven episodes around 20 minutes each, along with episode teaser videos, a series trailer, and bonus content.
Explore how God’s purposes are woven into every area of our lives: family, work, art, charity, education, government, recreation and all creation! The Bible calls us Strangers and Pilgrims, living in "the now and not yet" of God’s Kingdom Come on earth. We are also called to be salt and light, to have a transforming presence among our neighbors. Rediscover the role of the church and how our lives lived on earth matter in God’s plan for the world.
Designed for deep exploration, the series invites viewers to watch the series again for new insights. Also, check out the companion Field Guide to jump-start group and individual investigation and enhance the film experience! FOR THE LIFE OF THE WORLD Field Guides are available in print or via streaming access at StudySpace.org.