Could This Godly Shift in Hollywood Bring the Revival America Needs? – Steve Strang

Friday, October 25, 2019    
 Could This Godly Shift in Hollywood Bring the Revival America Needs?

(Facebook/Movieguide)You know how much movies influence our culture. And I’m sure you are aware that Hollywood is definitely not Christian, and yet there’s light in the darkness. Movieguide Publisher Dr. Ted Baehr says there are exciting things happening in Hollywood that have potential to shift our culture.

I recently invited Baehr, who is also the chairman of the Christian Film and Television Commission, onto my “Strang Report” podcast. He says we are seeing more positive portrayals of Christians in movies than we have in a long time. (Listen to my previous interview with Baehr about the impact of faith-based films in Hollywood.)

Some of the major Blockbusters of this year have portrayed traditional marriage in a positive light. For instance, in How to Train Your Dragon, the protagonist must become a man—that is, learn to be courageous and stand up for others—in order to get married. You can see the same godly theme in this year’s Lego MovieToy Story and even Dumbo.

“Some of these movies are over a billion dollars at the box office,” Baehr tells me. “Almost all these people behind the movies are people who know us, people who have come to our gala, people who have heard our statistics that 125 million people go to church every week and that only 25 million people go to movies.”

Baehr says when he started, there were only six movies with positive family content. Now, though, there are a flood of those types of films. There are also many more blatantly Christian films. Alex and Stephen Kendrick’s Overcomer movie is performing very well, Baehr says:

“Every one of their movies gets better. I think Overcomer is absolutely superb. And it’s doing very well at the box office. Everybody I know in the industry thinks it’s absolutely superb. He’s done a good job. There’s a lot of … read more 

The Godly Shift in Hollywood Could Change Our Culture with Dr. Ted Baehr14 Minutes – October 25th 2019You know how movies influence our culture. Movieguide Publisher Dr. Ted Baehr says there are exciting things happening in Hollywood that have the potential to shift our culture. Listen as Dr. Baehr shares how we are seeing more positive portrayals of Christians in movies than we have in a long time.Listen Now
 
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STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (43 years in October 2020!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's NOW THINK ON THIS messages, and our Ahava Adventures annual trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 29 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area, along with four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

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