Movies: Holy-Wood Or Bust

Is there a Christian subtext in all films? Maybe not, but God crops up in some unusual places


PLOT Ogre newlyweds Shrek and Fiona meet the horrified in-laws

LESSON "If we approach others with an aim to change them rather than an aim to know them, to love them and to exemplify a better life for them, we make ourselves ugly with arrogance in the process."


PLOT A detective (Will Smith) saves humanity from renegade androids

LESSON "The theology ... is that 'sometimes the created needs to help the creator, even against his will.' It's the Hollywood assumption that God needs our help, which is arrogant at best and suicidal at worst."...

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