On the evening of Thursday, April 22nd, at 8:00pm EST, I will give a lecture entitled “How Should Christians Watch Movies?” The lecture will include readings from Love What Lasts, my forthcoming book from The CiRCE Institute. As per usual, the lecture will not be recorded.
While there is a good deal of conversation among Christians about how to watch movies, the two most prominent viewing strategies of the last twenty-five years are worldview analysis and what I refer to as the sympathist position, which often goes hand-in-hand with “cultural engagement.” While I think both of these strategies have some merit, I do not believe either is all that classically minded. Instead, I offer a third way which is neither novel nor innovative, and yet is not a viewing strategy I have hear anyone else put forward. It is not grounded in philosophy, but common sense.
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