Greydanus: “No Movies, Please. We’re Catholic.”

Steven Greydanus is on a roll. His latest entries at The National Catholic Register are worth your attention.

In “No Movies, Please. We’re Catholic,” he responds to readers who think that avoidance of secular entertainment and art is somehow better than engaging our culture.

What movie is so artistically or morally impeccable that it is beyond criticism? That’s not an argument against anyone watching movies, it’s a call to prudential judgment. What is not beyond criticism may be wholesome or not, valuable or not.

In another post, “What Cannot Be Seen,” he raised interesting questions inspired by the new trailer for the animated film Tales from Earthsea, a film based on the books of Ursula Le Guin.

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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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