Recently, there has been a surge of “religious” movies in theatres. And I am always amazed at Hollywood’s timing in releasing movies that require us to think theologically or re-think theology. In today’s world, with virtually everything at our fingertips, there is so much information out there that might cause us to question our faith and sometimes even our God.
I, for one, like it when a familiar biblical story is put to screen, or a faith-filled story comes to life, because it acts as a reminder that faith, religion and/or spirituality are neither dead nor stale, but rather alive and fruitful. And just because we no longer address God as the God of Isaac, doesn’t mean that we are not finding new and creative ways to enter the dialogue of faith. I think any time we can look to cinema or a good book and study it through a Christian lens, we live Christ risen and alive and living in each of us. This is the God of the living and a living God.
God of the universe, help us to see you alive and living in each other, in your creation and in the creativity of others. Amen. — TLR