How the makers (and watchers) of movies are engaged in a kind of prayer.
Movies pray in the same way that "the whole creation has been groaning" in anticipation of the resurrection of all things (v. 22). Our groaning is part of that cosmic chorus, says the next verse. Intrinsically, then, prayer is an unconscious utterance that is fundamental to the nature of created things. Seen in this light, movies express the groanings of their makers — their anxieties and preoccupations. continue reading >>