Irrigating Deserts: How Film Transforms and Causes Us to Love Our Neighbors—Article at Christ and Pop Culture

Posted: August 10, 2015 by Blaine Grimes in Uncategorized

photo 3I recently wrote an article for Christ and Pop Culture Magazine. Today, the article is out from behind its paywall, and you can read it for FREE over at the site. Here is an excerpt:

Week after week in the summertime, hordes of people crowd into their local movie theaters to catch the latest blockbuster. Families gather in the living room to escape the blistering heat and watch their favorite movie. In the cold winter months, holiday films and Oscar contenders stand in the spotlight. Indeed, the year-round frequency with which the consuming of fictive narrative films occurs marks it as an important and powerful ritual—not some banal or insignificant activity to merely pass the time or escape from the world around us; for film is a remarkably influential medium. It is admittedly easy to lose sight of this fact in the midst of our movie watching, in which it can become customary for Christians to think of films exclusively as prepackaged objects that contain redemptive themes for us to mine out and discover.

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