Criminal Minds - John Van Sloten

September 11, 2011

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryIn this message we're going to look at the hit TV show Criminal Minds. Why are so many people attracted to this (often) dark program? What does this attraction say about who we are? About who God is?

"Nothing is easier than to denounce the evil doer;
Nothing more difficult than understanding him."
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Season 3, 7 seconds

"Evil is always unspectacular and always human.
And shares our bed...and eats at our table."
W.H. Auden, Criminal Minds, Season One

“Now Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.”
Genesis 4:8, NIV

"There is not a righteous man on Earth who does
what is right and never sins."
Ecclesiastes 7:20, Criminal Minds, Season Two

“Put Uriah out in front where the fighting is fiercest.
Then withdraw from him so he will be struck down and die.”
King David arranging for the death of the husband of a woman he’d just had an affair with, 2 Samuel 11:15, NIV

"Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win."
Stephen King, Criminal Minds, Season Four

“But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.”
St. Paul in 1 Timothy 1:16

“I believe humanity was born from conflict. Maybe that's why in all of us lives a dark side. Some of us embrace it. Some have no choice. The rest of us fight it. And in the end, it's as natural as the air we breathe. Some point, we're forced to face the truth...ourselves.”
Penelope Garcia, Criminal Minds, Season Six

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October 05, 2011
I thoroughly enjoyed this video. It encouraged me to look inside myself and correct some I'll thoughts about people I had.
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Genesis 4:8,Ecclesiastes 7:20,2 Samuel 11:15,1 Timothy 1:16

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