Church is getting into movie business and a network channel launches a new faith division. A new culture war is in the making!
I am talking Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, GA making the movie Facing the Giants and FOX announced it would distribute a family- and Christian-friendly line of films under the label FOXFAITH. Isn’t that interesting! There is money to be made and also shape the culture.
Some would argue that faith based movies are inspired by the blockbusters like The Passion of The Christ and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. You probably have also heard about a similar campaign is planned for The Nativity Story, a film about the birth of Jesus coming in December.
Whatever be said, both camps are getting out their pews… a new battle ground of culture shaping …. who will have more influence on our culture. But what is encouraging for leaders to note are: a) don’t be afraid to try something entirely new, b) get out of comfort zone, c) release people’s passion, creativity and prayers for a common cause.
Way to go, guys! Both are sure to cause lots of ripples in both worlds.