Reel LifeThe idea behind this ministry is to hone our skills of watching modern films through a Kingdom of God lens.
A new movie someone has just seen is often the topic of conversation at school, in the work place, in the home, or dare I say... at church. Therefore, it is paramount that we be prepared to take advantage of the occasion to shed light (true light) on this conversation. Film has all but replaced literature as the main form of storytelling. Not only does film reflect society's thinking, it also shapes it. Reel Life will aim to help believers concerned with promoting a Kingdom outlook, by equipping them to engage with this modern form of storytelling, and to do so, not abandoning critique, but rather with a focused philosophical and theological lens.
Much film is made for an awakening of some sort. And many which are not written, directed, or produced to be poignant still fall there, even if by accident, perhaps because there is some of the image of God in the creators; even if that image is usually latent. We will not be watching with the mindlessness, that all is acceptable because it is art. The point of Reel Life is to combat mindless viewing and encourage engagement; whether offence or defense. Therefore, please know that Reel Life will not watch all and any film in idle fashion. Rather, we will be interested in movies that can teach, provide the right question, or even possibly supply answers.
Please be aware, that since any movie that tries to portray society accurately will usually include some mature content, those attending this ministry should be aware that it is aimed at a mature audience. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
5/21/2013 by Admin Admin
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