“What was really easy was falling in love with this person, was falling in love with Jesus Christ. That was the most surprising thing.” -Andrew Garfield
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January 18, 2017
Comments Off on Andrew Garfield on the Ignatian journey that led him through ‘Silence’ and into the love of Christ
December 20, 2016
Comments Off on 2016 Movies and TV Reflect Americans’ Changing Relationship with Faith, by Alissa Wilkinson
Art provides a place for us to deal with our own fears and search for meaning. Entertainment lets us do this together. When we’re trying to figure out one another while also sorting out our own beliefs about right, wrong, belief, doubt, and the transcendent, it looks, from 2016, like we’ve decided the screen is […]
April 5, 2016
Comments Off on I’m a Christian and I Hate Christian Movies, by Alissa Wilkinson
Some of the most popular faith-based movies today aren’t just sub-par entertainment — they’re anti-Christian.
December 8, 2015
Comments Off on Our Favorite Christmas Movies and TV Specials
If the stable teaches us anything it’s that you can’t always judge a Christmas classic by its humble beginning.
October 1, 2015
Comments Off on David Oyelowo on Why Christians Can’t Abandon Hollywood, by Tyler Huckabee in Relevant
The blockbuster actor with unflinching faith has a fresh vision for Christianity in film
September 15, 2015
Why Zombie movies and TV shows may teach students more about politics than candidates in this year’s debates.
September 2, 2015
Comments Off on Why Evangelical Films Fail, by Peter J. Leithart
Evangelicalism is a word religion. I’m a big fan of words, but even talking pictures aren’t fundamentally about words. Evangelical films over-explain, over-talk. They don’t trust the images to do the work.
Why Liberal Arts Education is Best Preparation for Filmmakers, by XMen and The Giver Producer Ralph Winter
September 1, 2015
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Ralph Winter, who has helped to produce blockbuster movies such as the X-Men, and Star Trek series, advises aspiring Christian filmmakers against attending film school.
July 23, 2015
Comments Off on VARIETY: Larry Poland Builds Bridges Between Hollywood and Evangelicals, by Brian Lowry
Hollywood and evangelical Christians don’t exactly have a harmonious history. So it’s always something of a jolt to be reminded that a group of the latter schedules regular prayers for specific showbiz leaders and media influencers.
The Strange Dilemma of Being Nearly Famous: The Psychology of Personal Identity and Baywatch Celebrity Culture, by Maria Popova
July 20, 2015
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“And so it was preordained: Alexandra had the makings of an actress, and I was already comfortable with the fleeting attention due a fake celebrity.” -Caroline Paul
July 16, 2015
Comments Off on TONIGHT! Rebranding Christianity, with filmmaker & author Phil Cooke
In a truly post-Christian America, Christians find themselves ostracized, misunderstood, marginalized, and often the victims of seemingly unmerited and scathing accusations. But, the truth is Christians are some of the most giving people on the planet. What went wrong?
July 1, 2015
“Wow, I’ve finally met someone who practices but doesn’t preach.” —Sandra Bullock, speaking of Leigh Anne Tuohy, whom Bullock portrayed in her Oscar-winning performance
June 26, 2015
Comments Off on Master Shots: First and Final Frames of 55 Films Side-by-Side, by Jacob T. Swinney
The Meta-Story and Worldview of many films is discernible from little more than their first and final shots. Don’t believe it? Watch this video!
June 24, 2015
Comments Off on Joseph Fiennes to play Eric Liddell in Chinese Sequel to Chariots of Fire, by Kat Brown
Liddell regarded as a hero in China: Winston Churchill arranged prisoner swap for the Olympic star’s release from Japanese prison camp only to have Liddell turn it down so a pregnant inmate could gain freedom instead
May 6, 2015
Comments Off on Would Major TV Networks Be Interested In My Faith Based Show Idea? by Phil Cooke
With the success of “The Bible” TV series, and “Finding Jesus” on CNN, I’ve been getting plenty of inquires from people who want to get other Christian ideas picked up by a secular network. In many cases, they’re starting from the wrong perspective.