As part of his Doctor of Ministry (DMin) inÂ Ministry to Emerging GenerationsÂ (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary), Tom’s written a number of book responses and given several short presentations (personal and group). In this series he not only “shares the wealth,” but also looks forward to your feedback as he refines his project: An argument for vocational discernment for graduate studies in the context of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (Stay tuned to learn more!). Earlier posts on the program: Ministry to Emerging Generations and The Big Picture of Ministry to Emerging Generations.
Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment
Honestly I picked up Brian Godawaâ€™s Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002) with reluctance. After skimming Hollywood Worldviews over a decade ago, it sat on my bookshelf largely unread*. What does another â€œMovie Appreciation 101â€ (20) have to offer? But I received hope as Godawa opened his Preface, â€œI am a screenwriter. . . . If you donâ€™t have a good story, you wonâ€™t have a good movie, no matter who is acting in it or lighting it or directing it or producing it. If the story doesnâ€™t work, the movie doesnâ€™t workâ€ (9). Yes, the writer creates and â€œthe story is kingâ€ (10).
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