Should Christians Give Christian Movies Rave Reviews?

If you’ve been reading this blog recently, you know that Christian film critics sometimes get blasted for pointing out weaknesses in Christian films.

I thought I’d ask the thoughtful, eloquent crowd of Christians over at ArtsandFaith.com what they think about this question:

How should a Christian film critic review a Christian movie?

The discussion currently unfolding is full of great, thought-provoking replies.

Instead of commenting here, I encourage you to share your perspective there. (Registration required.)

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.


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