Thanks for discussing! Pastor McManus,
I listened to your analysis of my blog article, "What's Wrong with Christian Filmmaking", and appreciate that you took the time to discuss it. I also appreciate the grace you gave me. Theologically, you and I would probably have quite a bit in common, and it sounds like we share a similar viewpoint on filmmaking in specific, and pop culture in general.
You said a few times that I didn't provide answers for a few things, and that was because I don't have the answers! How do we portray sin without sinning? I'm not sure. But I think we need to be willing to look at the question. The Bible can be pretty raw... how do we show that in a way that doesn't glorify what the Bible isn't glorifying? How do we do it in a way that the audience doesn't see coming from a mile away?
To be honest, my blog normally has had a pretty small readership, and I didn't expect the article to get passed around as it has. Considering where it's gone, my hope is that it will generate conversations on both sides - the audience and the artist - so that we do have a shot of making that dream movie I mentioned at the end.
And by the way, I lived in Fayetteville for the first ten years of my life. My dad was the pastor of Galatia Presbyterian.
Solidly Handled It is hard to believe Pastor Bill has only been in the ministry less than 7 years. I thought a couple of days ago when he was teaching on Henry Martyn, as well as this, he has (1) a great gift to communicate, (2)wisdom above his years. His mode of communication commands respect, and though I probably am older than he is and have been a Reformed Baptist for 30 years this year and have listened to some of our great preachers, I would have no problem - if he was my pastor - in giving him my total respect and submission. The pastors at Berean say so many things that I am so much in agreement on. You will say that I should be in agreement with Bible teaching. It isn't just that. It is the practical way that they carry out their pastoral duties. Just one example that comes to mind, the utmost caution in giving oversight and counsel to a Christian sister to avoid temptation. see - SID=1220121058250
As a lover of church history, I only moaned because the message on Henry Martyn was too short!
Agree The longer I am in the ministry, the more I find this to be true. The possibility of finding a Godly man that wants a family and has standards that are above reproach is slim from the perspective of those immersed in serving in the church on staff.
Great Sermon! I think we are wrong in our understanding of women and their desire to have sex. It is wrong to conclude that women don't desire to have sex for merely just physical reasons. Women can be just as predatory as men but they just may not be as vocal about it.
Excellent discussion Just finished listening. Thoroughly enjoyed the thoughts and passion displayed for the Truth. We, as a Church body, are so blessed to have Sheppards that are rabid for getting to the Truth.
Great Sermon! You go miss Heidi. What a little powerhouse of Valor you are. I am proud to call you a sister in the faith if Jesus Christ and will pray for you everyday along with pastor Saeed and worldwide believers being persecuted and slaughtered for the true faith.
Great Sermon! Would you mind sharing this on Sound Cloud so it can be shared on facebook If you post your sermons under your name its easier to share. FB would not let me share this from sermon audio