To kick things off on this new blog, I thought it would be a good idea to discuss our favorite Christian films. For me, I know I have a lot of favorites, but for here I've narrowed it down to three. What are your favorite Christian films? These posts are specifically devoted for discussion, so please share your favorite films in the comments below! For my three favorites, I chose:
Courageous - Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, they face danger every day. Yet when tragedy strikes close to home, these fathers are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, and their faith. From this struggle will come a decision that changes all of their lives. With action, drama, and humor, the fourth film from Sherwood Pictures embraces God's promise to "turn the hearts of fathers to their children, and the hearts of children to their fathers." Souls will be stirred, and hearts will be challenged to be ... courageous!
Put out by the Kendrick brothers in 2011, this movie was a big success in theaters and is definitely worth watching over and over. This movie has a perfect balance of humorous moments (specifically the "snake king" scene with Javier), serious moments, and unexpected twists. The production quality is superb and this movie goes above and beyond the average Christian film.
Indoctrination - Most Christian children attend a public school. Their families have a vested interest in all that happens there. Join Scottish filmmaker Colin Gunn a home school father of seven on a field trip across the USA. Driving an old school bus, Colin and family travel across America, asking questions about the origins and social impact of America's public education system.
This is a very excellent documentary put out by Colin Gunn that talks all about the changes in the public school system. This movie brings up some very interesting points and is worthy of much discussion. It is well shot and contains many interesting interviews... And it has an amazing ending that I won't reveal here! You should definitely watch this one from start to finish.
Time Changer - The year is 1890 and Carlisle has written a new manuscript entitled The Changing Times, which promotes good morals without discussing Christ. The book is on track to receive a unanimous endorsement from the board of the Grace Bible Seminary. That is, until colleague Dr. Norris Anderson (Gavin MacLeod) objects. Without unanimous endorsement, his book might not do so well. Carlisle and another professor seek a unanimity rule change, but the dean insists that Carlisle discuss the disagreement with Anderson privately.
I saw this movie a long time ago and I've always thought it was incredibly interesting. This movie is definitely fiction, as it involves time travel, but brings up some very real points about morality. It is definitely worth a watch as well!
So, those are my top three. What are your favorite movies? Please let us know in the comments below! I'd love to know what to watch next!