For those of you lucky enough to have HBO, tune in tonight to watch Trouble the Water, one of Pop Theology’s Top 10 Spiritually Significant Films of 2008 and one of the Oscar nominees for best documentary. If you can’t record it, check out the other airtimes after the jump.
Archive for April, 2009
At its basic level, Michael G. Bausch’s Silver Screen Sacred Story: Using Multimedia in Worship is about change in the church. The questions that he poses regarding the potential shift to multimedia in worship services apply to any change that the church confronts be it doctrinal, denominational or otherwise. Though the multimedia about which Bausch [...]
Pop Theology contributor Richard Lindsay gives us a brief review of the biopic about one of my favorite actors, silent film star Lon Chaney. I’m still thinking about the whole suffering servant bit…there’s a book, or at least an article, in there somewhere.
In their song, “Live Free,” Son Volt sings, “The season has changed; I want to see you in it; The lights that shine are caustic without you.” As a deeply religious and spiritual person, seasons are important to me. Because I’ve lived in various places where seasons come and go in different ways, I often [...]
Religious Dispatches just posted a Q & A with religion and film expert S. Brent Plate around his new book, Film and Religion: Cinema and the Re-Creation of the World. I am a huge fan of Plate’s work as he represents a wealthy future of religion and film scholarship. Follow the link after the jump.
It’s not unusual for even secular apocalyptic films to have religious under/overtones. As a meteor hurdles to earth or aliens poise for attack, invariably characters utter or scream, “Oh my God!” or the president informs everyone to pray. There might even be implications that God is angry and thus causing the potential destruction, usually from [...]