God at the Movies 2018 — June 8 through July 8
Movies have a way of communicating unlike any other art form. In them, we find powerful stories of the human experience—an experience marked by intersection with the divine. Whether filmmakers know it or not, God’s fingerprints can be found all over their stories. We’ll take some of the most popular films from the last year and look at how we can find God at the movies.
For more info on why we do this series, thoughts from Pastor Ed Noble, as well as Frequently Asked Questions, click here.
The Movie Line Up
Each week will feature a message based on the following films:
June 8 & 10 — Black Panther
T’Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T’Challa’s father’s mistake.
June 29 & July 1 — All the Money in the World
All The Money In The World follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.
July 6 & 8 — The Greatest Showman
Step right up… and into the spellbinding imagination of a man who set out to reveal that life itself can be the most thrilling show of all! Inspired by the legend and ambitions of America’s original pop-culture impresario, P.T. Barnum, comes an inspirational rags-to-riches tale of a brash dreamer who rose from nothing to prove that anything you can envision is possible and that everyone, no matter how invisible, has a stupendous story worthy of a world-class spectacle!!!