July 15, 2014 – Faith & Culture: Film as a Faith Argument
Season 6, Episode 3 (Series: 2 of 3)
On this episode of Friends Talking Faith with The Three Wise Guys we discuss faith and the movies. With revenues of over 13 billion dollars a year — and more than 1% of the US population working in it — the motion picture industry is very big business. Since 1980 nearly 100 Christian “message films” have been released in the US earning about 1.5 billion dollars at the box office. Three of the top seven grossing religious films of all time were released in 2014. Is there a renewed interest in religiously oriented films both by filmmakers and the general public? And what about films that present certain faith arguments intended to persuade or convert the audience? We talk about film as a way to make a “faith argument” on this episode of Friends Talking Faith.