A Two-Part Interview at Christians in the Arts

Leanne Benfield Martin is featuring a two-part interview about Through a Screen Darkly at her blog: Christians in the Arts.

Here are some of her challenging questions…

Part One.

  • “You have said that you feel compelled to ‘sit down between Christian culture and secular society, trying to help them understand each other—and ultimately, God—better through a shared experience of art.’ … Why do you have this compulsion?”
  • “I’m sure that as a movie reviewer for Christianity Today’s movie website as well as your own website, you get a lot of feedback from readers. What do you say to people who question the idea that God can use movies for His kingdom?”

Part Two.

  • “Tell me about three movies that would not be considered Christian but have strong spiritual themes.”
  • “There are Christians in Hollywood who are creating good work and making a difference. Can you talk about one or two of these directors or producers—about the work they’ve done and what they hope to accomplish?”
  • ” Is there anything you’d like to add?”
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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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