Tim Appelo of City Arts magazine met me recently to ask me about the debate amongst Christian moviegoers over James Cameron’s Avatar.
Our long conversation, which expanded to cover other movies that Christians have protested unnecessarily, became a brief article featured in the latest City Arts issue, currently available all across the Seattle area. Here’s the link.
I appreciate Appelo’s attention to this issue.
But I also think that the issue is complicated, and requires us to think through matters of art, faith, and conscience.
That’s why I wrote Through a Screen Darkly… which, even though it was written before Mark Driscoll’s condemnation of Avatar, contains most of what I’d have to say in response to that. Just read the second chapter – “Viewer Discretion Advised.” Or better yet, print them out and mail them to Driscoll.