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What Filmmakers Can Learn From Passion of the Christ

“Christian movies” seem to go through times when they’re especially popular. For example, the 1950’s and 60’s produced some excellent Biblical epics. Since the early 2000’s, Biblical adaptations and movies with faith-based themes have been very popular. People debate a lot of things about the new Christian movie trend, but everyone seems to agree on …

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What’s a Symbol? (Allegory Pt 1)

It's become very popular to call The Chronicles of Narnia allegorical. However, as several scholars have noted, C.S. Lewis himself refuted that suggestion. He preferred to call it a "supposal." A similar argument comes up in discussions about Jesus' parables. As Mark L. Strauss notes in his book Four Portraits, One Jesus, for a time …

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