Finding Meaning in the Movies


Phil Schroeder

4/13/2009

Looking for a helpful resource to gain further insight to the movies you are watching? My favorite site over the years has been www.hollywoodjesus.com which now has weekly and monthly e-newsletter options. This week features a list of 20 stirring films from Easter Weekend including Cool Hand Luke, Signs and Hotel Rwanda

Gran Torino probably has the strongest Christ imagery of any film this season. Ken Gire once stated that he would rather see R-rated truth than G-rated lies. This film is not for the faint at heart but offers a powerful message of redemption in the midst of overcoming prejudice and misunderstanding. 

If you have seen it you may hear the echoes of "This Little Light of Mine, I'm gonna let it shine . . ."

“You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven." - Matthew 5:14-16


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