Sunday, October 24, 2010

From the Movie Screen To The Computer Screen: Faith And Film At The Center For Theological Studies

I am writing to announce a new section at The Center For Theological Studies. Over the last near two years, I have attempted to provide what I’ve learned through much theological research, study, and prayer at the blog. That will continue...however, there will be a new section here at CTS: A section titled “Faith and Film.”
The purpose of the new section is to engage the reader regarding the film and movie industry, and how theology (and philosophy) are both portrayed in the movies. As Brian Godawa says in his work,
“People may not call their philosophical beliefs by their academic names of metaphysics (reality), epistemology (knowledge) and ethics (morality), but they operate upon them nevertheless. When a person says that someone ought not to butt in line at a movie theater (ethics) because everyone knows (epistemology) that ‘first come, first served’ is the way the world works and that ‘what goes around, comes around’ (metaphysics), then knowingly or unknowingly she is expressing a philosophy” (“Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films With Wisdom & Discernment, Second Edition” by Brian Godawa. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2009, pages 92-93).
Philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, and morality are all treated in the Scriptures, the Word of God. Because the Bible treats all of these subjects, and yet people discuss ethics, morality, and the nature of reality everyday, then the world discusses theology in everyday conversation (even if they are oblivious to it).
It is my prayer that the new section at the blog will be a blessing to you. If you desire to see certain movies analyzed at the Center (CTS), please feel free to comment here at the post (in the comments section) or, if a follower, send me an e-mail here and it will take you to my e-mail address. I praise the Lord for this glorious opportunity He has given me to reach minds for Christ...pray for this section, the work that will be done, and pray that the minds of believers will be enlightened regarding the Christian worldview. As ministers of reconciliation, let us go forward and not only reconcile men and women, but also the mind, to our great and wonderful Almighty God!

2 comments:

The Seeking Disciple said...

Looking forward to it. Thanks.

Deidre Richardson said...

Roy,

Thanks as always for your support. It means the world to me...