August Worship Series: Hollywood Theology
Most of us come out of a really good movie feeling that we are somehow changed after having experienced that particular artistic project. That often includes knowing things you might not have know before, or understanding concepts you hadn’t before; recognizing characters in ourselves, our families, or the world at large. That change can be called “transformation” and it’s the goal of art as well as religion!
Most of us don’t know that many of these same movies contain an underlying theology, a spiritual perspective, that sometimes meshes quite nicely with what we think we “believe,” other times it can be very different—and most times we simply miss it.
Each weekend in August we will feature a specific movie; have a “Watch Party” on Friday night for anyone desiring to see the film together, and then on Sunday morning our entire worship service will revolve around the theological message of that movie (replete with film clips to enhance the message).
We will explore movies of very different ages, genres, and target audiences, beginning with “What Dreams May Come” (Aug 2nd), then “V for Vendetta” (Aug 9th), continuing with “Gravity” (Aug 16th), and then culminating on our Back-To-School Sunday with “Frozen” (Aug 23rd).
Even if you think you didn’t care for one or more of these films, you might want to still come because you never know what you might not have caught.