I just happened across the COOLEST thing ever!
I’ve been following the Mars Hill Church blog for quite awhile now. I listen to a few sermons from Mars Hill every month, and I learn a lot from all of the free resources they make available online. If you haven’t checked them out, I recommend that you do.
…especially since I just found a super-cool resource they offer that I previously didn’t know about: their film and theology resources.
Mars Hill evidently has these awesome event things where they get together, watch a movie, and talk about how the story in the movie mirrors emotions, hopes, truths, and other aspects that go along with the gospel.
The only installment I’ve listened to goes along with the movie INCEPTION, which is one of my favorite movies ever.
And you know what I love about the idea of film and theology?
I love the joy you hear and even feel in the background of the audio, I love what it communicates about joy in God, and I love how this resource combines joy and intellect that I, personally, struggle to combine in my relationship with God. I also love how it respects story. As a writer and reader, I understand my entire world through story, and I think, to some degree, so does everyone. There’s something inside of us that reaches out, empathizes, and lives vicariously through story. If not, why did God fill the Bible with stories?