Christian and Movies
- By Sam George
- Published 09/28/2006
Sam George is the Executive Director of PARIVAR International - a non-profit initiative to address the needs of youth and families of Asian Indian origin in North America and to the Asian Indian community worldwide. Parivar means family in many Indian languages. Sam George also serves as one of the founding directors of Urban India Ministries
www.UrbanIndia.org Sam George and his wife, Mary have spoken at premarital and family events in many countries. They are parents of two boys and make their home in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Sam is the author of the book “Understanding the Coconut Generation: Ministry to the Americanized Asian Indians." Check out this website www.CoconutGeneration.com Coconut (brown on the outside, white on the inside) is a metaphor for the Americanized Asian Indians. Sam George can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Church is getting into movie business and a network channel launches a new faith division. A new culture war is in the making!
I am talking Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, GA making the movie Facing the Giants http://www.facingthegiants.com and FOX announced it would distribute a family- and Christian-friendly line of films under the label FOXFAITH http://www.foxfaith.com Isn’t that interesting! There is money to be made and also shape the culture.
Some would argue that faith based movies are inspired by the blockbusters like The Passion of The Christ and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. You probably have also heard about a similar campaign is planned for The Nativity Story, a film about the birth of Jesus coming in December.
Whatever be said, both camps are getting out their pews… a new battle ground of culture shaping …. who will have more influence on our culture. But what is encouraging for leaders to note are: a) don’t be afraid to try something entirely new, b) get out of comfort zone, c) release people’s passion, creativity and prayers for a common cause.
Way to go, guys! Both are sure to cause lots of ripples in both worlds