Dr. Detweiler has a masters in both Film and Theology, and thus has an interesting perspective when it comes to engaging culture. I found the tables with three columns most interesting…
General Session: The Power of Images with Dr. Craig Detweiler
The battle over images is internal.
Ex. 35:5-19 God likes nice stuff. He wants the best.
Weâ€™re known for what weâ€™re against, not who we are for.
Movie â€“ Purple State of Mind
Truly Moving Worship â€“ how do we think like a filmmaker?
Reel Spirituality â€“ book
Making Movies Work â€“ book
What do filmmakers know that we need to understand?
Movies work on viewers in 3 ways:
1. Voyeuristic â€“ we peer in on another place, time, person
- Recreates time and place
- Appeals to the mindâ€™s eye
- Attention to detail
- Rooted in extensive detail
- emotional truth
- rooted in believable performance
- appeals to the heart
- do we relate to the characters?
- Do we root for them?
- thrills, spills, chills
- appeals to the gut
- grabs you and hold on tight
- barrage of images and sound
Your theology is reflected in your taste in movies.
What happens when you put all 3 elements together? (Oscar winnersâ€¦)
- Wizard of Oz
- Ben Hur
- Star Wars
- Lord of the Rings
- Moulin Rouge
Why do movies move us?
What is biblical about this?
What does this have to do with God?
The best films are Trinitarian.
How does this apply to our worship?
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The best is all 3. And we all need each other.
Timeless Trinitarian worship.
Truly Moving Worship:
- words and image
- attention to detail
- identifying with, suffering with community
Faces of Jesus in art.