Since we have been immersing ourselves into the Biblical story, we also want to look at the main stories our culture is telling and how they relate to the True Story of the World. One of the primary vehicles of storytelling in our society is the medium of film. Movies not only portray fictional plots for our entertainment, they also echo the honest hopes and hurts of the human heart. Good movies resonate with us because every good story, in some way, reflects aspects of the Biblical story — the goodness of creation, the tragedy of the fall, a hero that makes things right, and a longing for a happy ending.
Therefore, we will be hosting True Story Film Nights each Friday night this summer. They will feature a well known movie that we’ll watch together and then discuss afterward. These movies will include a diversity of genres such as drama, documentary, science fiction, animation, horror, and musical. We plan to tackle such topics as family, friendship, vocation, technology, consumerism, justice, race, and refugees. In addition, there will be exploration of themes like suffering, prayer, doubt, faith, persecution, and temptation. We’re not showing the movies because we endorse the worldview they espouse, but because they are good stories that will provide a springboard for conversation about our lives, culture, and how to be disciples who live “All of Life, All for Jesus.”
Light snacks will also be provided.
Please keep in mind that there will be no childcare for Film Nights.
Doors will open at 6:00pm and movies will begin promptly at 6:15pm.
After the movie is over, facilitated discussion will go on until about 10pm, depending on the length of each movie.
The movies we have selected are not necessarily “Christian movies” nor are they all family-friendly. The movies will range from G to R ratings and we ask each person to look up the movie and use discernment as to whether or not they should watch that particular movie.
June 9 thru August 11 on Friday nights from 6pm to 10pm
Locations: TBD (Each Location will be e-mailed to people when they sign up for a specific movie)
Les Miserable, WALL-E, Fences, The Devil Wears Prada, Interstellar, The Intern, God Grew Tired of Us, Silence, The Matrix, Get Out
REGISTER AT: redaz.in/tspfilm
There are limited seats available!