Movie Mondays: Wrestling with Religion

2014 has been called the year of the Christian film. We’ve seen an adaptation of the beloved bestseller Heaven Is for Realthe surprise indie hit God’s Not DeadSon of God, a feature film edited from the popular miniseries The Bible; the Christian family-friendly Moms’ Night Out; and the controversial biblical epic NoahNot to mention the reboot of the Left Behind series starring Nicolas Cage and Ridley Scott‘s Exodus: Gods and Kings starring Christian Bale. Faith-based films are often derided by critics for literally “preaching to the choir” and failing to challenge widely-held beliefs, and films that do take liberty with these beliefs (like Noah) are just as often dismissed by believers. Continue reading “Movie Mondays: Wrestling with Religion”