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Faith and Film

I’ve said it before, and it bears repeating: film is the medium of the 21st century.

For better or for worse, people are simply reading less than they used to. As a book publisher, I certainly don’t suggest that Orthodox folk stop producing books. But it would be great if more Orthodox were involved in using the arts (and particularly the moving image) to express the faith.

Another Protestant church has made filmmaking one of their ministries:

“‘To me, in some ways it’s no different than Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel to try to create a culturally excellent but normal way for people to interact with God, with the Bible,’ says Joe Boyd, 37, of Liberty Township, who brought his filmmaking skills to Vineyard when he was hired in 2007 as teaching pastor.”

Especially now that the bar to entry into the world of high quality imaging for film has dropped so significantly over the past few years, the opportunities for niche (read, Orthodox) filmmakers have increased greatly.

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