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Christian Ideals and Hollywood

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The Hollywood Industry has already begun promoting Christian ideals. We see this through the recent epic of Christian Movies that have materialized in the theaters. Movies such as: Fireproof, Courageous, Fifth Quarter, The Grace Card, and Facing the Giants are a few examples of such films.
In 2010 “The Grace Card” movie hit the cinemas only after 28 days of shooting the film. That is more than double the time it would normally take to make a movie. The fact that this is true, admittedly tells these Christian people that God was with them throughout the making of this film, and that He was quite pleased with their works. Deuteronomy 28:1-6 is a great reminder that by being faithful servants, such as the makers of The Grace Card”, we will surely be blessed. “If you listen obediently to the Voice of God, your God, and heartily obey all his commandments that I command you today, God, your God, will place you on high, high above all the nations of the world. All these blessings will come down on you and spread out beyond you because you have responded to the Voice of God, your God” (MSG).
What is important to know about this movie is that with the exception of one actor (Louis Gossett, Jr) the actors and actresses were not the normal Hollywood actors/actresses. They were either church members of the “sponsoring church”, which was The Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Cordova Tennessee, or community folk who lived in the area. According to the producer and church member, David Evans, The Grace Card production, (including wardrobe, hair/make-up etc.) was “completely staffed and managed by Calvary Church volunteers”. The people were committed to the making of this film on every level and this truly shows h...

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... prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven” (MSG).
Furthermore, 2 Corinthians 4:5 reads “Remember, our Message is not about ourselves; we’re proclaiming Jesus Christ, the Master. All we are is messengers, errand runners from Jesus for you. It started when God said, “Light up the darkness!” and our lives filled up with light as we saw and understood God in the face of Christ, all bright and beautiful” (MSG).
The Christian films coming out of Hollywood reflect the values that hold dear to Christian beliefs and with more people stepping out to produce convincing storylines like the ones mentioned, we truly can reach a world in need one movie at a time!

Works Cited

http://www.calvarychurch.net/thegracecard

Week 5: Film – Lecture Professor Geir Engoy

Holmes, L. (2011). The Grace Card Study Guide. GraceWorks Pictures, LLC.
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