Editor’s Note: A Clear Lens is a website and podcast that two of our writers here are involved in. This episode of the podcast is an interview with Brian Godawa, Christian filmmaker and author of Hollywood Worldviews and God Against the Gods. In filmmaking, he’s most well known as the screenwriter of To End All Wars, as well as Alleged, numerous short films, and some documentaries. This interview dug into the core of his two books, which is how Christians should approach film, how the messages of media impact and influence us, and how Christians can use the medium to make an impact in the culture. Take a listen by following the link below, and follow A Clear Lens for more on Christian apologetics, theology, and worldview.
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If you think teenagers are weird now, you should have seen them in the eighties. There were hippies, nerds . . . oh yeah, and the occasional mutated turtles.
“With great power comes . . . a lot of weird crap.”
I’m a Marvel nerd. A pretty big one, too. Well, actually, I’m just an everything nerd, but I really like The Avengers. By association, I couldn’t wait for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I saw the trailer when I went to the theater to see Red 2, and nearly screamed. In the theater. Yeah, I’m a nerd.
Imagine how thrilled I was when the pilot exceeded my wildest expectations.
I hate it when my memories get erased and replaced by a fake identity. Don’t you?
Fairy tales have been about many things: princesses, dragons, journeys, and magic beans. They teach morals and truth about the world, but most of them tend to come back to one concept which has fascinated us as people for as long as we have been a society: true love.
Why do we go to entertainment? Kind of sounds like a redundant question, doesn’t it? “To be entertained, Genius!” That’s probably a true and honest answer. It’s also the wrong one.
“It doesn’t affect me.”
This may very well be the most ignorant phrase I’ve ever heard people say regarding movies. Or books. Or music. Any kind of media, really. It doesn’t seem to matter how much filth is present in some kind of media, we can always seem to wiggle our way out of cognitive dissonance with four simple words. Or, as has been told to me, “it’s not like you have no choice but to start doing it when you hear or see it.”
Now that there is a convincing argument.