Ten Thoughts About the Christian and Entertainment

Ten Thoughts About the Christian and Entertainment

What guidelines should Christians use in chosing their entertainment and media watching habits. Dr. Mark Coppenger wrote a helpful, pastoral article outlining 10 thoughts on this topic. It’s posted on the blog of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission....
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...