Think the fiery Puritan who preached America’s most famous sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of Angry God,” would threaten to dangle celebrities over the pit of hell? Think again.
Tag Archives: hollywood
Paparazzi in the Hands of an Angry God: The Great Awakening and the Birth of American Celebrity Culture
January 20, 2017
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
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
Academic Branding: Professors Producing Hollywood-Style Previews to Attract Students, by Daniel A. Gross
April 8, 2015
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Harvard University was an early adopter in short videos shared across social networks to boost student interest and attendance as they “shop” for classes. They have an intimacy that course catalogs and posters lack.
January 27, 2015
Comments Off on Act One Hollywood Screenwriting Program: Coming Soon to a Computer Near You, by Chris Dalton
For over 15 years Act One has provided access to some of Hollywood’s best teachers and mentors in the world of screenwriting. Now you can experience this amazing program in our inaugural online cohort.
October 10, 2014
Comments Off on A Few Surprises (and some Big Questions) in LinkedIn’s Top 25 Schools for Media Professionals
With the education and job history data for over 300 million members at their fingertips, LinkedIn is in a unique position to connect undergraduate programs with a successful career as a Media professional. But USC at #19 and UCLA lower still? Now, that is something to get Hollywood talking.
June 18, 2014
The second season of LOST introduces yet a third approach to leadership in the person of Dr. Benjamin Linus. As evidenced in the clip below, Ben is the most dangerous type of leader in the postmodern world—a pseudo servant leader, or “power broker.”
February 25, 2014
Spiritual disciplines are designed not so much to “get you somewhere” in your career as much as to keep you alive spiritually in a constantly shifting landscape of success and failure.
February 20, 2014
Comments Off on Two Handed Warriors at Three Years: A Promising Start to a Common Language …Friendship!
Educators, filmmakers, ministers, and leaders of all kinds share a common desire to influence society for good. What we lack is a common language for understanding one another’s perspectives. Three years into this project I feel as if we are only just beginning to understand one another… but it’s a promising start.
May 7, 2013
y changing the foundational story of Rick’s life from that of a self-centered love-betrayed to the story of a other-centered love renewed, Ilsa transforms Rick’s values and rule of life as well. (Part 2 in revised and updated series, “Hollywood and Higher Education.” Includes 6 movie clips.
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 […]
February 17, 2013
Comments Off on Speaker and Panelist Bios for Princeton’s “For Such a Time As This” Media Conference
God’s call to Esther was one of urgency. In order to save a generation from extermination, God strategically positioned Esther in a key leadership position. Can the Church reposition its voices to effectively address the important questions of morality and Christian values in this generation? Princeton Theological Seminary’s “For Such a Time as This Media […]
DeVon Franklin and Gary David Stratton at Princeton Theological Seminary’s ‘Morality in Media’ Conference
February 13, 2013
This could be an historic event in the journey toward the Protestant church in America fully embracing artists in general and filmmakers in particular.
February 13, 2013
Hollywood provides us with much of the raw material for the stories my students live by, so why not return the favor? Raised in a culture dominated by Hollywood storytelling—from the Disney Channel to Quentin Tarantino—my students often know Hollywood’s stories better than they know their own. By teaching them to reverse engineer films using […]
January 25, 2013
Historic Christian morality and modren neuroscience have come to the same conclusion: When people have sex it forms a nearly inseparable bond. So why are Christian Millennials “hooking up”?