“It is always true to some extent that we make our images of God. It is even truer that our image of God makes us. Eventually we become like the God we image.” (Brennan Manning)
If the above statement is true, then we might do well to ask, where do we get these images of God and Jesus? One could easily make the argument that nothing has transformed our image of God more in the last one hundred years than the invention of cinema and film. The ability to capture moving pictures and sound has allowed humans to tell stories and bring the pages of scripture to life in creative ways previously unimagined.
This summer, we will be hosting a special summer series on Wednesday nights. Each week, we will watch samples from some of the most influential films about the life of Jesus. In doing so, we will learn a little about film history and cinematic technique as well as challenge our own preconceived ideas about Jesus through the ways he has been presented on the big screen.
We meet Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in the Bramblett Chapel. Each week will stand on its own, so come to as many as you can, but don’t worry if you miss a week or two due to vacation or travel plans.