Don't Condemn Bad Christian Movies Just Yet

There's a natural evolution when it comes to innovation. The first prototypes of a product, media project, or any creative endeavor are rarely perfect, and usually fatally flawed. But part of the development process is working through the bad stuff in order to get to what actually works.

The airplane, the mobile phone, the personal computer--nearly all products we love and value went through a maddeningly convoluted process on it's way to what we experience today. Which brings me to the deluge of recent "Christian" movies--which for the most part, I admit are pretty awful.

In the '70s and '80s, movies with Christian themes were occasionally done by Hollywood studios, and the rest were produced by big organizations like the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Later, the Jesus Film Project jumped in, and eventually some independent producers. But today, it appears every church in America is in the movie business. At the National Religious Broadcasters Convention--which focuses mostly on broadcast radio and TV--you can't miss the booths, brochures, and trailers for a rash of new, low budget Christian movies.

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SOURCE: Charisma News
Phil Cooke
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