I have a lot of old posts from the blog I had previous to this one. Some of them should be left to gather dust in the cyber closet, but some of them deserve a new day in the sun. This is one of them. Pictures and formatting may be different from original post.
Many years ago, a church had a vision. To make a movie with the message, skills, and resources God provided them. Flywheel, a movie many of you have never heard of, came to be. That small, relatively local success spurred them on to bigger things. Facing the Giants played in theaters nationwide. It caught the attention of other people. Fireproof was born and marriages and lives were changed.
The latest movie from Sherwood Baptist Church is out now. Courageous was the top earning debut film the week it came out. After its second weekend it is still hanging in there on the top ten movie chart. I have heard countless tales of fathers changing the way they do things because of this movie.
So fellow writers, hang in there. Fellow Christians with a dream, keep on. Standing firm for God may not garner us New York Times #1 Bestsellers, but I hope that is not what we're writing for. If nothing else, the success of this movie proves that there are people - lots of people - out there, open to receiving a message from God through their entertainment.
Take this as a reminder. Let it be an encouragement. When we allow God to create through us, miracles happen, lives are changed, and sometimes even earthly success is achieved.
Way to go, Courageous. Your courage to stand firm and not compromise is making a difference.
Looking for something to do this week? Go check out Courageous! Click here to check out the official site.
Have you seen Courageous? What other God-honoring movies have you seen lately? When was the last time a movie changed your life?
Regardless of how you feel about the representation and theology, you have to be excited that movies like Noah and Son of God are getting people talking and reading their Bible. God's Not Dead was incredibly inspiring.
Last weekend Kirk Cameron was in a new movie called Saving Christmas.
Don't give up on your dreams. God put them there for a reason.