An Ugly, Arrogant Gospel: God’s Not Dead, But Is He Shaking His Head?

Steven Greydanus Reel Faith

Now, two of the finest film critics in Christian media agree: There's something quite contrary to the spirit of the Gospel at the heart of the smash-hit "Christian Movie" God's Not Dead. … [Read more...]

Does the Noah Screenplay Sink or Float? Chattaway and Godawa Disagree.

Ray Winstone is Tubal-Cain in Aronofsky's "Noah."

"I don’t want to say too much about it here," says Filmchat film critic Peter Chattaway after reading an early screenplay for Darren Aronofsky's Noah, "because it seems we’ve all read an earlier draft than the one that was used to make the actual film."Nevertheless, in a post of more than 1,700 words, he considers the script's adaptation of the Biblical story and responds to the critiques delivered by screenwriter Brian Godawa (To End All Wars) and Hitfix film critic Drew "Moriarty" McWeeny. … [Read more...]

And the Slater Award goes to…

On Christianity Today's "Feedback" page, you'll see a wide range of responses to Peter T. Chattaway's review of the film Save Me.Read the review.Then read the responses.Quite a variety of responses there. Some show evidence that the writers actually read Chattaway's review. (And you can bet that there were plenty of other letters CT found unfit to print.)But the Ted Slater award* goes to Ron F. Wagley, who says: Your review of Save Me leaves me saddened that you endorse this … [Read more...]

Focus on the Family’s Ted Slater Tells Christianity Today to “Repent.” Peter Chattaway Responds.

Same song, second verse. … [Read more...]

Christianity Today: 2 1/2 stars (out of 4) for “Prince Caspian”

Are you looking forward to the appearance of Bacchus in Prince Caspian?Alas, you won't see that scene.That's just the beginning of the cuts that concern Peter T. Chattaway in his review of the movie at Christianity Today.Wow.Chattaway does find the film quite entertaining.But I just wish that efforts like this one, and like Alfonzo Cuaron's extraordinary film Children of Men, would do away with the label "Based on the book." Rather, they are new stories, "Inspired by elements … [Read more...]

Peter Chattaway Reviews “Expelled”

My friend and colleague Peter Chattaway has joined the growing list of Christian film critics who have very mixed feelings about Expelled: No Intelligence Necessary.His review is published at BC Christian News.He comments even further at his blog.Here are some memorable moments: … [Read more...]

Chattaway’s Email Conversation with “Golden Compass” Author Philip Pullman

Peter T. Chattaway has a new article about The Golden Compass up at CanadianChristianity.com.But even more interesting... here is the transcript of his email interview with author Philip Pullman.If there is anybody out there agreeing with Donna Frietas... that The Golden Compass is a work of deep Christian theology... I recommend you consider the things Pullman says in this interview.Plus, Pullman says a few things about his upcoming work, in which he says he'll be saying "a whole … [Read more...]

Specials: Auralia Meets Graeme; Gaffney on CAFF; Chattaway on Faith/Film

I'm going back into a period of intense imagining, polishing up the sequel to Auralia's Colors. So, offline I'll be rather antisocial for the next few weeks, and my blogging may slow down a bit.By the way, did I mention that I'll send you autographed copies of Auralia's Colors if you want to give them as Christmas presents? Just follow the instructions.Or, if you prefer not to have any ink scrawled on the title page, just pick them up at your local bookstore, or online at Amazon and Barne … [Read more...]

Peter Chattaway on “For The Bible Tells Me So”

At the Arts and Faith conversation, Peter T. Chattaway reveals that he has seen For The Bible Tells Me So, a documentary about homosexuals and their experience in the church. … [Read more...]

Is Ned Flanders Your Role Model?

Here's Peter T. Chattaway musing about just how much Ned Flanders' role in The Simpsons Movie has impressed some Christian media personalities.Is Ned *your* role model? … [Read more...]


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