Documentary: Mining for God by Brandon McGuire

The full title of this documentary is Mining For God: A Search for Ancient Truth in a Modern World.  It’s in color and lasts 64 minutes.  You can find out more at www.mininingforgod.com.  Here’s a portion of its description from that site:

America has long been called a Christian nation. In fact, over 70% of adults in America identify themselves as Christian. Yet when filmmaker Brandon McGuire heads to the streets to ask a few clarifying questions about how Christianity is defined within our culture, he is shocked by the answers he finds.

I’ve included three video clips below.

  1. A 9:37 excerpt dealing with the historicity of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  This is actually very meaty and includes many reliable authorities.
  2. A 2:31 trailer of the movie.
  3. A 4:57 trailer of the movie, which includes footage of the director explaining what he discovered about Christianity in Africa and what it taught him about Christianity in America.  He describes his film as answering the question “What is Christianity?”

 

An Arab Christian in Palestine Survives by Loving His Enemies

From the sponsoring site:

Daoud Nassar is an Arab Palestinian Christian who lives on a small farm outside of Bethlehem.  Each summer he hosts a creative arts camp for refugee children and teaches them to strive for peace in this region.

Matt Carter [pastor of the Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas] interviews Daoud about his land, the difficulties he and his family are facing, and how his faith has characterized his life in tumultuous times.

Love Your Enemies – Short Film | Verge Network.

Are the Movies “Noah” and the “Son of God” Worth Seeing?

Thoughts on “Christian” movies in theaters these days:

From Ed Stetzer:

 Why I’m Recommending Christians Go See The Movie NoahPhil Cooke

I’ve been doing a series, looking at the issues of the Noah movie (both positive and negative). Here is Phil’s advice (with which I agree, if you are wondering).

See the full article at Christianity Today.

US-based British Bible scholar Mark Goodacre gives a 20-minute audio perspective (he says it’s not a “review”) on The Son of God.

NT Pod 72: Son of God Movie