The Need for Truth-likeness & Cinematic Craftsmanship

The Need for Truth-likeness & Cinematic Craftsmanship

What are some core values that Christian filmmakers should strive for in their work? According to Dr. Mark Coppenger, who supervises the doctoral program in Aesthetic Theology at SBTS, two of those values should be “truth-likeness” and cinematic...
Why is Christian Film so Conflicted?

Why is Christian Film so Conflicted?

What place should Christians have in the cinematic art form? It seems in the not-so-distant-past, Christians and their institutions considered going to the cinema as verboten. Given the power and reach of film, why didn’t the church embrace the cinema as a tool...
Aesthetics & Theology with Dr. Mark Coppenger

Aesthetics & Theology with Dr. Mark Coppenger

Have you ever wondered why the church, particularly in Protestantism, has historically had a hands off position when it comes to the arts and creativity? In our efforts to remain faithful to Scripture, with the exception of music, we seldom engage in, or encourage the...
Surviving the Christian Film Industry

Surviving the Christian Film Industry

Screenwriter Sean Paul Murphy has more than a decade of experience in the Christian film industry. In this episode he gives us his hard-hitting, experienced perspective on the current state of the Christian film industry, and talks about distribution, church support,...
The Inaugural Podcast

The Inaugural Podcast

If this is your first visit to The Ministry of Motion Pictures, this is the episode to listen to first. It’s short, sweet and to the point. Welcome to the first episode of the Ministry of Motion Pictures Podcast. This is a place where we talk about Christians in...