The good folks at Western Theological Seminary invited me to be part of their Luxcast video series, where Celebration Cinema CCO Eric Kuiper and I had a conversation about the various postures Christians take toward contemporary film.
How are we to regard movies? As mere entertainment, as threatening cultural objects, or—as I propose in my new book—as potential prayers? What is the role of the film artist in this dynamic? And, most importantly, how can our Christian faith play a guiding part?
These queries and others are covered in our brief discussion. Eric and I offer a few answers, but I’d love to hear your opinions and experiences, as well. What posture do you take when sitting down for a film? How does your faith influence your viewing? And has a film ever expressed the groaning or rejoicing of your own heart? Please share any thoughts you have in the comments below.