Goodbye to Reel Thinking (sort of)

Posted: May 16, 2013 by jperritt in Uncategorized

photo 3It is hard to believe that Reel Thinking has been around for nearly two years!  Time has flown by.  RT has provided each of us with a unique venue to contemplate film and theology.  All of the bloggers on this site have learned a great deal from this process and we hope you have as well.  One of the lessons we have learned is that blogging is very hard!  It has given me a deep appreciation for those, like Tim Challies, who can do this consistently.

All of this to say, RT is not saying goodbye, but we are going to be posting a lot less regularly.

As you know, John Kwasny, Josh, Emilio & myself have full-time jobs which require greater priority.  We also are married and have families to take care of and this comes before our jobs and waaaaay before this blog.  But, this blog has been so much fun.  It has sharpened our thinking, our writing (most of the time), and has assisted each of us in wrestling with the many complexities associated with this sphere of God’s creation.

That being said, there are times when this site can be burdensome.  Each one of the posts are deadlines.  Just like any other deadline, they can cause a certain level of stress and anxiety.  Because of that, sometimes the posts have been great and sometimes they’ve been not so great.  We apologize for those times when they haven’t been all that great and will be sure to give you a full refund.

But, this blog has provided us with a unique community (all over the world) who love God and love film.  The cinema is a unique, and often, confusing place so we’ve attempted to illuminate it through the lens of scripture.  We have heard from many of you expressing ‘thanks’ and some of you expressing ‘no thanks’.  To both we say ‘thank you’.  This community has sharpened all of us and, for that, we are truly thankful.  It is interesting to see this site reach the far corners of God’s earth and, by God’s grace, minister to people whom we will only know in the new heavens and new earth.  Like I said, each of us are in full-time ministry, so RT has been a unique way we could serve God’s Church beyond our typical scope.

We pray that God has used this site to bring people to a saving knowledge of his Son, Jesus Christ.  We pray that it has deepened the level of thinking you do as you watch film.  And, we pray that each of you have a deeper love and appreciation for God’s gift of film that he has blessed us with.  Therefore, we hope that you check back from time-to-time and see what films we discuss.  It is our prayer that this site continues to be a resource each of you consult and we hope it continues to spread the good news of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth.

1 The heavens declare the glory of God,
    and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours out speech,
    and night to night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words,
    whose voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out through all the earth,
    and their words to the end of the world. [Psalm 19:1-4]

  1. Glen says:

    Well, I’ve grown very accustomed to seeing that RT email in my inbox every morning and will miss it truly. Thanks for all the work you guys put into this. I’ll be on the look out for any posts in the future…

  2. Pilar Stevens says:

    Sad but understandable. We’ll miss you guys.

  3. Thank you for all the time you have put into posting on this website. I have started seeing movies through a new lens, that is, the scripture. I’m going to miss reading your thoughts on movies.

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