Is Hollywood Today’s Mars Hill?

Scott Smith —  June 2, 2012 — Leave a comment
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Paul showed us in Acts 17 the importance of understanding the audience, finding points of contact, and ultimately presenting the truth of Christ in a way that connects with those who need to hear. So how do Christians go into the public square and effectively present Christ? Anthony Weber uses numerous examples to illustrate how some authors, musicians, film makers and other artists are doing just that.

(After watching, feel free to weigh in with your thoughts!)

 

 

Topical Resources:
 

  1. HOLLYWOOD AND MARS HILL
    1. “Cutting to the Core: Finding the Metanarrative,” James Harleman
      http://echohub.com/posts/video/cutting-to-the-core-finding-the-metanarrative/
    2. Hieropraxis: Literature and Faith, Truth and Beauty.”
      http://www.hieropraxis.com/
    3. Focus on the Family’s Plugged In
      http://www.pluggedin.com/
    4. “Zombies and Worldviews”
      http://tcapologetics.org/2012/03/zombies-and-worldviews/
    5. “Are You Not Entertained?”
      http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com/2012/05/are-you-not-entertained.html
  2. FILM
    1. Brian Godawa
      http://www.godawa.com/
    2. Brian Godawa interview
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzCG7DuE818
    3. Ralph Winter interview on “Top 3”
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vF3vSxuQ_c.
    4. “Horror: The Perfect Christian Genre,” Christianity Today interview with Scott Derrickson.
      http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/movies/interviews/2005/scottderrickson.html
    5. “Good Christians and GCB”
      http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com/2012/03/good-christians-and-gcb.html
    6. Interview with Jamin Winins
      http://filmsynergy.blogspot.com/2005/11/interview-with-filmmaker-jamin-winans.html
    7. Tom Shadyack interview from christiananswers.net:
      http://www.christiananswers.net/spotlight/movies/2003/brucealmighty-interview.html
    8. “Worldviews in Movies: In Time”
      http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com/2012/02/worldviews-in-movies-in-time.html
    9. Hollywood Jesus
      http://hollywoodjesus.com/
  3. LITERATURE
    1. Flannery O’Conner
      http://mediaspecialist.org/
    2. Dean Koontz
      http://www.deankoontz.com/
    3. Stephen Lawhead
      http://www.stephenlawhead.com/
    4. Ted Dekker
      http://www.teddekker.com/
    5. Veronica Roth
      http://veronicarothbooks.blogspot.com/
    6. Review of “Divergent”
      http://empiresandmangers.blogspot.com/2012/05/divergent.html
    7. Doug Tennapel
      http://tennapel.com/
  4. MUSIC
    1. Jesus Freak Hideout:  Jesus.Faith.Music
      http://www.jesusfreakhideout.com/default.aspx
    2. A to Z Christian Artist List
      http://christianmusic.about.com/cs/artistsandbands/a/aaatozartists.htm
    3. “The Apologist Currently Known as Prince”
      http://tcapologetics.org/2012/01/the-apologist-currently-known-as-prince/
    4. Needtobreathe
      http://needtobreathe.net/
    5. Switchfoot
      http://www.switchfoot.com/
    6. Plumb
      http://www.myspace.com/plumb
    7. Brian Welch
      http://brianheadwelch.net/
    8. Johnny Lang
      http://www.jonnylang.com/
    9. Skillet
      http://www.skillet.com/
    10. Flyleaf
      http://site.flyleafmusic.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott Smith is a lifelong Christian and an active member of his church. He enjoys blogging and teaching on Christian theology and defense as well as engaging skeptics in debate regarding Christian truth claims. Scott is a co-founder of Etcetera as well as TC Apologetics, and in his spare time he runs his own 3D design company.