Okay, provocative title notwithstanding, pretty nifty excerpt over at Cawley’s blog about Christian films and the heathens who make (and sometimes act in) them. He’s excerpting a review by Thom Parham of Barbara Nicolosi‘s new book Behind the Screen.
Why is it, d’you think, that nonChristians, even heathens, “get” Christianity? Sometimes to a painful degree, I have to admit. As campy as Saved! was, I found myself trying to wriggle away from some memories. My Christian school confiscated Carman’s Revival in the Land back in the day. (My mom was almost convinced.)
So this issue’s a sore one for me, I have to admit. I love movies, and I love the ones that “get it.” Even more than heathen-made Christian films, I love the real parables, films that are so out there in many ways yet illustrate a profound truth about God. (See my post about Garden State.) I’ll have to chew on this a bit longer, but in the meantime, check out either Kevin’s blog or the original article.