Small Sips: Horror Movies?

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Snapchat Announces New Updates to Foster Teen Safety and Age-Appropriate Content


Snapchat is releasing new app safeguards to protect teen users (aged 13-17) from unknown users and age-inappropriate content — a responsive step from a social media platform that's been under fire for allegedly exposing its younger users to explicit content, despite its 13+ age rating.

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Threads Will Now Let You Search for Posts

The Verge

Instagram’s Threads is rolling out the ability to search through posts more widely. In a post on the platform, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the feature is rolling out in “most” English- and Spanish-speaking countries with more to come soon.

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Fear Not! A Christian Appreciation of Horror Movies

From our sister ReFrame Ministries program, Think Christian

“Why would you want to watch that?”

Any fan of horror films has likely been asked this at some point in their life. It’s a fair question. The horror genre provokes anxieties, gravitates toward grisliness, and frequently exploits sex and violence. Why would you watch something that makes you wince?"

Enjoy this exclusive excerpt from Think Christian editor Josh Larsen’s new book on the theological resonance to be found in the horror genre.

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5 Encouraging Church Trends Right Now

Lifeway Research

Many statistical U.S. church trends seem to paint a bleak picture, but not everything looks grim.

A recent study led by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research highlights several positive indicators of church health emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic. Within the report, five specific trends can give church leaders and members hope that the post-pandemic reality continues to improve.

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