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Taking God to the Movies (6): Two Questions & A Conclusion

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Taking God to the Movies (6): Two Questions & A Conclusion Bruce Riley Ashford Before concluding this series, I want to address a few of the questions and issues that often arise in a discussion of cinema and worldview. To Love or to Hate? In Hollywood Worldviews, Brian Godawa makes … Read More »

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Taking God to the Movies (5): What Ocean’s 11, The Incredibles, The Notebook, Cast Away, Hannibal, The Gladiator, The Green Mile, and Other Movies Have to Say about God, the Gospel, & Life

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Taking God to the Movies (5): What Ocean’s 11, The Incredibles, The Notebook, Cast Away, Hannibal, The Gladiator, The Green Mile, and Other Movies Have to Say about God, the Gospel, & Life Bruce Riley Ashford In the last two installments of “Taking God to the Movies,” we covered the … Read More »

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Taking God to the Movies (4): Deep Thoughts by Braveheart & Tommy Boy

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Taking God to the Movies (4): Deep Thoughts By Braveheart & Tommy Boy Bruce Riley Ashford Now that we have taken a look at the nine elements in (nearly) every movie, let’s try our hand at picking out those nine elements in a couple of popular movies. I’ve selected Braveheart … Read More »

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Taking God to the Movies (3): Nine Elements of a Hollywood Storyline

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Taking God to the Movies (3): Nine Elements of a Hollywood Storyline Bruce Riley Ashford This third installment of the “Taking God to the Movies” will include a brief look at the nine elements in nearly every Hollywood movie: theme, hero, hero’s goal, adversary, character flaw, apparent defeat, final confrontation, … Read More »

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Taking God to the Movies (2): The Master Storyline

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Taking God to the Movies (2): The Master Storyline Bruce Riley Ashford In this second installment of “Taking God to the Movies,” I give a concise summary of the Bible’s grand narrative, stretching from Creation and Fall through to Redemption and New Creation. This narrative provides the starting point, trajectory, … Read More »

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Taking God to the Movies

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Taking God to the Movies (1): Introduction Bruce Riley Ashford No offense intended toward seminary professors, publishers, and pastors, but the most influential theologians in the United States of America are screenwriters, producers, lyricists, and musicians. These Hollywood theologians’ convey their messages through movies, televisions shows, and popular music, which … Read More »

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