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What is the Future of Christian Film?

What Should Christian Film Look Like? Jesus is king, but somehow kingdom entertainment still sucks. I could talk about books, music, and the like, but there’s enough to complain about with just the movies. Sentimental stories. Bad acting. Heavy-handed moralizing. What are Christian films supposed to look like? What will Christian film be like when we are further up and further in? Maybe if we knew the trajectory, we could start taking steps in the right direction. Not to be simplistic, but mature kingdom entertainment will be, in a word, good. Great; what does that mean? I remember my professor. . .
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God is Scary Beautiful

When God’s Beauty Seems Ugly The problem with God’s beauty is that it often seems so ugly. Not the nice Bible verses, of course. The beauty of holiness—that has an attractive ring to it. We’d like God’s beauty to establish the works of our hands. “One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord” (Psalm 27:4). Yes, yes, let’s cross-stitch this (plus lambs and flowers) and frame it. Wait. There’s more. Mountains and men. . .
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Gwen Burrow

Gwen Burrow.

I love words—living words, spoken words, written, read, sung, and heard. I’ve been writing since I was seven and don’t plan on stopping any time soon. I also love books, movies, theology, history, art, and fun-poking.
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