If I knew enough about the theology of the rest of the world’s religions, I’d blog about their relationships to cinema, too. Unfortunately, I am only equipped to help chart the cartography of the region where religion and film overlap from a Christian perspective. A Protestant perspective, to be more precise. I was baptized and raised Lutheran, and while I’m sure many of my current views would scandalize my old pastors and teachers, a descendant of Luther I remain, for better and/or worse.
Though there are many Christians out there writing great criticism, this blog is my own humble attempt to contribute something meaningful to the discussion of film — to articulate a “Christian gaze,” if you will — in a way that is, in my opinion, still tragically underrepresented. It’s not my wish to proselytize or polemicize. I just want to find ways to relate the medium I love to the faith I practice.
If anyone else is interested in my perspective, pour yourself a cup of joe, pull up a chair, and join in the conversation.