Resources from Summit

How Should Christians Approach ‘Noah,’ America’s Number One Film?

Noah movie poster

A flood of criticism has submerged Noah, the epic film inspired by the timeless biblical tale, in a sea of controversy. What are the aspects of Noah that remain true to scripture? Where exactly does Darren Aronofsky inject extra-biblical elements? Are these extra-biblical components necessarily unbiblical? By analyzing the film, Christians have an excellent opportunity to grapple with important biblical themes. 

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Three Things We Can Learn From the Life and Death of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Three Things We Can Learn From the Life and Death of Philip Seymour Hoffman

At age 46, Philip Seymour Hoffman, the greatest actor of his generation, was found dead with a syringe in his arm, surrounded by bags of heroin. Having battled addiction before, Hoffman was sober for 23 years before relapsing in 2013. Some experts claim that addiction is not a rational choice, and thus not a moral issue. Are they right?  

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Lecture: John Stonestreet “Entertainment & the Christian Pt. 2”

John Stonestreet Entertainment and the Christian Part 2

John Stonestreet takes a good look at the entertainment culture that defines America today in order to reason out how Christians should interact with it. He also gives practical advice on how to evaluate the worth of movies, music, and television from a biblical worldview as well as how to have an impact for Christ on an entertainment-hungry generation. 

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Lecture: John Stonestreet “Entertainment & the Christian Pt. 1”

John Stonestreet Entertainment and the Christian Part 1

John Stonestreet takes a good look at the entertainment culture that defines America today in order to reason out how Christians should interact with it. He also gives practical advice on how to evaluate the worth of movies, music, and television from a biblical worldview as well as how to have an impact for Christ on an entertainment-hungry generation. 

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The Golden Compass: Atheism as Fiction

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“The Golden Compass,” a film hitting theaters December 7th, dramatizes Philip Pullman’s youth novel by the same name. It is the first book in His Dark Materials trilogy originally published in 1996. The subsequent books, “The Subtle Knife” and “The Amber Spyglass,” continue the fantasy tale that became a bestseller around the world… 

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Discerning Worldviews in Movies: Theology, Philosophy and Psychology in Star Wars

Discerning Worldviews in Movies: Theology, Philosophy and Psychology in Star Wars

There are various ways to evaluate movies, such as tracing the growth of the main character, evaluating the theme(s), critiquing the cinematography, or judging the quality of the acting. However, when it comes to understanding and engaging the culture, the best approach is to discern the key worldview issue being addressed. In other words, we attempt to uncover the worldview message of the movie. 

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