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Walt Disney: A Christian Critique Geoff Botkin
In the twentieth century, no man did more to shape the values of family culture for good or evil than Walt Disney. As a motivator, innovator, and filmmaker, his efforts impacted millions across the globe through his movies, theme parks, and television shows. Disney’s work helped to define the literary and cultural sensibilities of a generation of American children and introduced enduring and iconic expressions of childhood that remain with us to this day.
Yet, despite his far reaching influence, Christians have not thoroughly evaluated the worldview and accomplishments of Walt Disney from a biblical perspective. In these three powerful messages presented by Doug Phillips, Geoff Botkin, and Isaac Botkin, the listener is treated to a never-before-heard professional insight, filling that void by providing a theological critique of Disney’s legacy, offering independent filmmakers and families important lessons to be learned from Walt’s victories and failures.
Right up until Walt Disney’s death, the nineteenth-century culture of small town America was very dear to his heart, and this ideal served as his touchstone during the cultural turmoil and decline of the twentieth century. In the small community of Marceline, Missouri, Walt was shaped by sensibilities of grateful immigrants, industrious farmers, and conscientious schoolmasters. Veteran filmmaker Geoff Botkin explores Disney’s nineteenth century values—what he terms as “Walt’s ethical default position”—and makes this observation that only by understanding Disney’s core commitments will modern filmmakers be able to rightly understand his cultural achievements and legacy.
Isaac Botkin brilliantly explains that the Christian film pioneers of the twenty first century must learn from the Disney legacy’s of entrepreneurial success in a highly competivive industry. Find out what Disney wanted his staff to be and how he led them through habits of command that set technical and story standards that have yet to be surpassed.
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The Implications of the Genesis Flood on Earth History Dr. John Whitcomb
Of the defining events in Earth history (Creation, The Fall, the Incarnation, the Cross, etc.), the Flood of Noah’s day stands as a landmark that changed the post-Fall, natural world forever. Delivered at the 2006 History of the World Mega-Conference, this message by Dr. Whitcomb places the Flood in its proper perspective, revealing its providential consequences upon Earth and Man. Learn how God’s righteous judgment upon Man thousands of years ago is profitable for our instruction today. Dr. John C. Whitcomb has been a professor of Old Testament and theology for more than 50 years, and is widely recognized as a leading Biblical scholar. He taught at Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana, from 1951 to 1990, and gained much recognition for his work on The Genesis Flood, which he co-authored with Dr. Henry Morris in 1961. This book has been credited as one of the major catalysts for the modern Biblical creationism movement. Among Dr. Whitcomb’s other published works are The Early Earth and The World That Perished, and commentaries on Esther and Daniel. Additionally, he has authored six widely-circulated comprehensive Bible charts, numerous multi-media slides, and countless Biblical and theological articles. Major emphases in his teaching have been Biblical creationism, dispensational theology, premillennial eschatology, and presuppositional apologetics. Dr. Whitcomb now serves as president of Whitcomb Ministries, Inc., and resides in Indianapolis with his wife Norma.