How Movies Make Little Heroes

Christian Movies For ChildrenWe should be no stranger to the fact that what we watch as adults can shape, inspire, inform, and change our way of thinking. But there’s something much bigger at stake, too.  Our children are changed, impacted, and affected by what they take in through their eyes. Sometimes this is through our example as their parents, teachers, and families. Oftentimes they absorb it through movies, Christian films, and TV shows. Continue reading

3 Defining Qualities Of Powerful Missions Movies

Missions Movies

Over the years I have had the tremendous privilege to work with numerous missions organizations, some professionally and some in ministry.  And a fundamental challenge that I have noticed is that is very difficult to take the essence of what happens in the mission field and capture it on video.  Sure, anyone can record a video on their smartphone of a missions trip, but it is a whole different story when it comes to capturing the heart and soul of God’s work in a foreign nation.  Here are three defining elements that make the difference between homemade missions videos and life changing missions movies. Continue reading

Are Christian Documentary Movies Supposed To Be Boring?

Christian Documentary

Almost every Christian movie website has a category labeled something like Christian Documentaries or just Documentaries.  What you find in these categories ranges from boring home movies to films so well produced they resemble action thrillers.  But what are these movies really supposed to be? I mean, what is a documentary anyway?  The reality is a bit more exciting than most people have given it credit for. Continue reading

How Do You Reconcile Different Beliefs In Religious Movies?

Religious Movies

Have you ever thought that perhaps you should avoid certain films because they were made by a particular denomination whose beliefs differ from yours?  It is certainly a legitimate question.  And there are a number of cookie cutter answers, but I would like to think that a good Christian movie should be able to stand on its own merits.  However there is a much more concrete and objective way to answer this. Continue reading

Does Christian Cinema Stand A Chance In The Movie Industry?

Christian Cinema

I would not say that this question is directly asked very often but it is definitely implied a lot.  Can Christian cinema compete in today’s movie industry?  Or more specifically, does it stand a chance against the big budget blockbusters our society is used to?  I think you have you have three different ways you could look at this.  There is an obvious answer, a philosophical answer, and practical real world answer.  Which one are you drawn to first? Continue reading