4 Lessons Artists Can Learn from VeggieTales

There’s one kid’s video series that most Christians love: VeggieTales. As VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer has noted, the show became one of the bestselling direct-to-video series ever. Here are 4 lessons artists can learn from VeggieTales and its creator Phil Vischer. Many of these lessons are taken from Vischer’s book Me, Myself, and Bob 1. …

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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 3)

(Part 3 of 4, based on a workshop on fitting faith-based themes or symbols in mainstream stories. Here’s Part 1 and Part 2 for those who missed it). Method 3: Include spiritual themes/symbols along with other themes/symbols in the story. Grant Morrison's graphic novel Arkham Asylum provides a great example of how to do this. For those …

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