A movie is a story. Jesus told stories. From that fact alone, we can interpret a great deal about the power of a simple story. Stories communicate valuable truths about humanity, and our relationship to God and one another.
They inspire us and challenge us. We are motivated by stories and moved by them. Little boys dream of being heroes and little girls dream of living happily ever after because of stories they hear curled up on their parents’ laps. Stories can make us angry and they can cause us to cry. Stories shape us; they give us a way to tell others who we are.
Before we could even hear the actors speak, movies were telling stories. Movies have characters, settings, and plots. They also make us laugh and cry; they make us angry and motivate us to change ourselves or work harder to change the world around us. They are a powerful and influential medium. Movies are part of a much larger cultural phenomenon: we are people who like stories so much that we will spend great amounts of time, energy, and money to get lost in them.
Simply put, films do a great job telling stories in our culture. So why wouldn’t we, the church, use movies to ponder the meaning of life and talk about the story on the screen and ask, “where was God in that story.” This is a great way to get all of us to look at a slice of life and begin thinking theologically.
We normally host movies twice a month. We show Movies on Tuesday Nights at 6 PM. The movie is FREE. We begin the evening with a Pizza dinner at 5:45, with Pop-corn and a drink for $6.00. After the movie we have a faith discussion on the film.
Bring a friend and enjoy a movie and then share your faith and ideas with others.
Check the calendar or the Herald for the latest movie choice.