Pastor Shares Flicks with Community

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Rev. Steven Schulz loves movies. So every month the pastor of Kanawha (Iowa) Christian Reformed Church takes his home theater system and his DVDs to the local city hall for a movie night.

Movies he has shown include Casablanca, Chocolat, and 13 Conversations About One Thing.

“I was looking for a way to connect with people in the community [in ways] besides grain prices, weather, and high school football,” Schulz said.

Schulz said the gatherings allow people to discuss life issues such as morality and relationships in a safe way.

“The goal of movie nights is not to present the gospel, but rather to talk about things that are true,” Schulz said. “Talking about the Truth comes later in personal, one-on-one interactions.”

About the Author

Paul Delger is a long time professional writer and inspirational speaker to young people and lives in Kanawha, Iowa.