About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his award-winning film column for that paper, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He has also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005) and The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (De Gruyter, 2016).

Watch: Four new clips from The Shack tap into the movie’s theological themes

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The Shack — based on the best-selling novel about a grieving father who spends a weekend with the three Persons of the Trinity — comes to theatres next week, and the studio behind the film has released a few new clips to whet our appetites.

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Newsbites: The Jesus movies past and future edition!

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A few quick items about three recent and upcoming movies about Jesus.

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Watch: The trailer for Season 2 of CNN’s Finding Jesus

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I must confess, I kind of missed the first season of Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery when it aired on CNN two years ago. At the time, I was writing quite extensively about National Geographic’s Killing Jesus and NBC’s A.D. The Bible Continues, and there just wasn’t time to follow a third program as well, as intriguing as it seemed.

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Newsbites: The religious TV shows in development issue!

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Three quick items about TV shows with a religious hook that are now in development.

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Win a DVD copy of Hillsong: Let Hope Rise!

hillsonglethoperiseLast Friday, the Aussie worship band Hillsong United released a new music video for a song of theirs that will appear on the soundtrack for The Shack. As it happens, Hillsong had a movie of their own last year, and I have a DVD copy to give away. The disc includes the entire 103-minute documentary, called Hillsong: Let Hope Rise, as well as four bonus songs and almost 20 minutes of extra behind-the-scenes footage — and if you’d like to have it, you can send your name and mailing address to filmchatgiveaways@gmail.com by this Sunday, February 19. I’ll pick a winner at random next week. (The disc is coded for Region 1, so it will work on DVD players in the U.S. and Canada.)

Watch: Hillsong United’s new music video for The Shack

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The powers that be have released another song from the soundtrack to The Shack, and with it another music video containing new bits of footage from the film. The studio has also released three new TV spots. Check ’em all out below the jump.

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