Literature and film from England, Hungary, Japan, and Korea
Across the globe, cinematic portrayals of Christianity are increasingly emphasizing its faults.
In Ocean's 11, the thieves' sheer coolness reeled us in. It's a harder sell when the heroes day-drink themselves to sleep.
Adam and Matt talk with Bromleigh McCleneghan about sex, community, and purity culture after watching the movie Saved! (2004).
Robert Bresson’s films are adventurous, brooding, and deeply religious.
2014 has been described as the year that Hollywood found faith. But if the first-ever panel on faith and film at the Sundance Film Festival is any indication, the discovery of theological depth is still quite a ways off.
Lars and the Real Girl shows the power of the visual medium to tell a theological story. I not only felt that I knew Lars, but that I knew myself through his fear of the tangles of relationship, his anxiety about the need to be transformed, and his desire to put transformation off as long as possible.
Cinema has long been a critical medium for exploring religious themes in mainstream culture. Today, filmmakers continue to find a distinctive religious voice.
Most Christians have not been encouraged to think theologically about divine encounters that take place outside the church and its scripture.