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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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How to fit Spiritual Themes in Stories (Part 1)

Several weeks ago I lead a workshop with Professional Writing students at Taylor University, entitled "Superheroes, Symbolism and the Third Space: Writing Christian-themed Stories in Secular Entertainment." What is a Third Space? Third Space is a term I’m basing on a quote Scott Derrickson, director/co-writer of Dr. Strange said in an interview w/ RELEVANT magazine. Derrickson’s …

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3 Lessons We Can Learn From CS Lewis Today

C.S. Lewis has hugely influenced Christian thought. Christianity Today voted Mere Christianity the best Christian book of the 20th Century , and The New York Times described Lewis as one of Christian history's most influential members in terms of how many people his work has lead to faith. At the same time, there are always …

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Doesn’t God Value Art And Beauty?

What is art? “Art” can mean many things -- in this context, art refers to any time people make things and use aesthetics, the study of beauty and ugliness. In other words, if people make beautiful things (buildings, stories, even clothing) and make them well, they’re performing an artistic process. The Guggenheim debate is a …

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