redemptive movie watching

Happy New Year to you all! Hope you had a great New Years Eve. Mine was pretty good - we had a lock-in, all nighter with the youth group. I thought it went by the fastest of all our lock-ins to date, and was pretty successful.

I came across an article today that I thought you guys might enjoy. It's about "redemptive movie watching," that is, watching movies appropriately from a Christian point of view and finding something redeeming in them. Many times Christians get all reactionary and contentious about movies and say "oh this world is going to hell in a handbasket" and try to cover their eyes and ears and talk about how terrible everything is. But this guy offers a better way to look at movies. Check it out. A brief excerpt:

A reactionary spirit is quick to speak and slow to listen, and therefore more easily misses the point of a film and doesn’t have the time or ability to speak redemptively concerning it (more on that in a sec’). The world has little interest in listening to this response, not because it is a dissenting voice, but because it often is incapeable of a understanding the movie.

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