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God in the Abstract (God in Film Pt 7)

To sum up this blog series in a nutshell, divinity is hard for humans to relate to. This creates an interesting question for filmmakers: can you make movies where God or angels show up and keep them from seeming cheesy or absurd? There may be several ways to get around this problem. You can lean into …

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Graphic showing a English translation of a quote by Nicolas Chamfort: Chance is a nickname of Providence.

Chance Encounters (God in Film Pt 6)

Thus far in this blog series, I've suggested that maybe you can't make a movie where God or angels literally show up without it seeming somehow cheesy, absurd. I've suggested that you can get around that by embracing that sense of absurdity, talking about the existence of evil in contrast to God, talking about the strangeness of …

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George Bailey and his family, happy at last, in the 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life. Image source https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ab/It%27s_A_Wonderful_Life.jpg

Play Along with the Joke (God in Film Pt 2)

Here's where you can read part 1 in this blog series I noted last week that some film critics and filmmakers (particularly Paul Schrader and Roy Anker) have argued you really can't show divine encounters (God or angels literally showing up in a movie) without it seeming cheesy. This argument has big ramifications for Christians …

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Can Movies Show God? (God in Film Pt 1)

Quite a lot has been said about Christian films in recent years, particularly the kind of independent Christian movies that became so popular after Passion of the Christ came out. Many Christians have argued for and against these Christian films for various reasons. One big point of contention is how Christian films usually portray miracles. …

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Why isn’t “Normal Christian Art” Enough?

The more I get into questions about how art and faith connect, and exploring the ways various artists have explored their faith in their work, the more I discover art that confuses some Christians. Art that doesn't give easy answers. Art that may not have happy endings. Art that talks about tough or obscure theological ideas rather …

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GameJam Random Photos and Trophies

To wrap up my series of posts showing photographs from the Spring 2019 GameJam contest at Taylor University, here are a few pictures of random objects I found interesting: Lastly, here are some snapshots of the trophies (including a purple one that turned out to be defective and had to be replaced by a silver …

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