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Friday, July 21, 2017

Spiritual Longing on the Silver Screen

Spiritual Longing on the Silver Screen
How the makers (and watchers) of movies are engaged in a kind of prayer.
Elijah Davidson
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 >>

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