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2016 Movies and TV Reflect Americans’ Changing Relationship with Faith, by Alissa Wilkinson

December 20, 2016

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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 a decent place to start.

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 […]

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I’m a Christian and I Hate Christian Movies, by Alissa Wilkinson

April 5, 2016

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 Some of the most popular faith-based movies today aren't just sub-par entertainment -- they're anti-Christian.

Some of the most popular faith-based movies today aren’t just sub-par entertainment — they’re anti-Christian.

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Why Evangelical Films Fail, by Peter J. Leithart

September 2, 2015

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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.

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3 Reasons Why a Christian Film Industry is a Really, Really Bad Idea, by Nate Flemming

December 10, 2014

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A small voice crying in the wilderness, making the argument that creating a Christian film industry is absolutely the last thing that we Christians should be trying to do.

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Vikings vs. The Bible: Why History Channel Won’t/Can’t Market Faith? by Craig Detweiler, PhD

April 18, 2013

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I can’t understand why the History Channel would promote The Vikings while ignoring the equally epic ten-hour mini series that precedes it on The Bible.

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The Future of Faith in Film? Youth and Evangelicals Outstrip All Other Movie-going Audiences, by David Kinnaman

April 10, 2013

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No one is surprised that 18-28 year-olds watch twice as many movies as any other age group. What is surprising is that the average number of movies self-identified ‘evangelicals’ saw in 2012 is larger than followers of any other religion. If Hollywood is listening then the future of movies could be greatly shaped by tastes […]

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Oh Crap! The Theater’s Full! by McKenna Elise

April 8, 2013

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Many of my same industry friends who won’t watch or rent a movie that describes itself as “Christian” are more than willing to sit down and watch a cheesy Hallmark special of similar quality. Why?

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