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Win Some, Lose Some, But Always Learn

If I learned anything from 20+ years of playing, coaching, and analyzing basketball, it's that you win some, you lose some, but most important is what you do with the newfound knowledge. 

Lets roll that out with my experience from the movie Noah. I first was introduced to the film at a huge Christian convention. They made a big deal about how no trailers had been released, so please put your phones away, etc. Clearly they were marketing the film to a Christian audience. It worked.

The trailer looked incredibly biblical...and epic...and well made. These are the movies guys live for. So I decided to buy tickets for my entire church and then preach a one day sermon called, "At The Movies" months ago. This was a disaster. Not necessarily from the preaching side of things; but certainly from the movie side. 

If you haven't seen the film, don't. "Gravity" was more biblical (If you haven't seen Gravity, for the love of all things holy, don't) But I would recommend you understand Noah's inaccuracies, so you can engage your friends in dialogue if they saw the movie and believed it. I found this synopsis from The Matt Walsh blog helpful: http://themattwalshblog.com/2014/03/29/im-a-christian-and-i-think-noah-deserves-a-four-star-review/

Now, the real question is did I learn something from this experience? Yes. Take the church bowling. Or pre-screen everything.