CONFESSION #4: Sometimes I get so caught up in doing things that I forget to do other things. Most of the time I forget to spend time with God. But sometimes I forget to sit down and write things to post. So this blog post is a day late (even though I made the post date the correct day) and a little short, but I hope you check out the book and the blog.
I'm a huge fan of books. I'm also a huge fan of weekends and taking time to rest. Therefore, on Day 4, a Saturday, I just decided to focus on a book that has really given me a lot of wisdom in film theology and it's giving me a rest from writing a deeper level post.
As a film student in college, I'm often presented with a dilemma of what my theology on film should be considering oftentimes Hollywood goes against a lot of the Bible's teachings.
A few years ago, a friend suggested a blog to me called Cinemagogue. The man that runs it is a believer and he loves films. So he watches films and reviews them and writes about how the gospel intersects with the messages that the film is trying to convey. I really recommend reading his blog.
However, this man also wrote a book that has the same title as his blog Cinemagogue. You can check the book out here. This book focuses a lot on film narratives and how they are a reflection of our culture, but also how we should think about films as Christians.
I really recommend this book for people that love films and for those that:
1. Want to be discerning with what they're watching.
2. Learn how the gospel impacts how we view films.
3. Are interested in developing a theology on films.
I plan to talk more about my own thoughts on films in further blog posts and how God can use them for his glory, despite some iffy content. But this book is a really great start.
James Harleman, the author, really presents a lot of great nuggets of wisdom, and his book and blog have really encouraged me to grow in wisdom.
(This blog post is part of a 31 day series called Confessions of a Creative Christian)
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