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Art, Film + TV | Thoughts On Snowden’s “Why People of Faith Can Embrace the ‘Noah’ Movie”


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In light of the recent controversy and debate Paramount has received about their upcoming biblical feature film “Noah” — starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson and Anthony Hopkins, I too decided to share my thoughts — specifically in response to John Snowden’s Christian Post article

Why People of Faith Can Embrace the ‘Noah’ Movie?

In this in depth article, John Snowden, the biblical advisor of the film has given us his two, five — ten cents (if you will), and responses to Noah’s criticism — and by criticism, I do mean from those who have not yet seen the film. As a PK (Preacher’s Kid) whose father is not only a Pastor, but also a college Philosophy, Religion and Theology professor, I expect he too would have mixed emotions from his concern of a healthy presentation of Bible stories — but after reviewing this article, I will certainly conclude that he’d be just as impressed as Snowden was during production.

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With the March 28 release date just around the corner, Snowden proceeds to break down the film on why he believes that we as a church and believers can find very valuable reflections on Noah, God and theology in the film:

  1. NOAH DOES HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
  2. NOAH ACTS FAITHFULLY, YET ISN’T PERFECT
  3. NOAH SEES AND ACKNOWLEDGES HIS OWN SIN
  4. IT KEEPS CLOSER TO MORE OF THE TEXT THAN YOU MIGHT HAVE IMAGINED
  5. NOAH SPEAKS, AND THE WOMEN HAVE NAMES
  6. NOAH FOCUSES ON FAMILY
  7. THE STORY DEPICTS (AND PERSONIFIES) EVIL HUMANITY IN GENESIS 6
  8. THE FILM EMBRACES SOME REALLY GOOD, IMPORTANT THEOLOGY
  9. BIBLE STORIES ARE BACK — IN A BIG WAY
  10. TWENTY-SOMETHINGS ARE DISENGAGED FROM FAITH, AND THIS CAN ENGAGE

I can agree with Snowden when he says, it is the church’s responsibility to spread the Gospel – not Hollywood’s — but for us believers, what’s wrong with enjoying a couple of hours of TRUE biblical storytelling on the big screen? Less criticism and more enjoyment and appreciation for one of our favorite biblical stories being told in another perspective. (And… not to mention the popcorn, candy and soda that accompanies our experience!)

NOAH is set to be released in theaters MARCH 28. 

About John Snowden: John Snowden has served as the Biblical Consultant on Noah since April 2012. After six years of vocational youth ministry in West Los Angeles, John moved with his family to Kathmandu, Nepal, where he is a Vice President of CloudFactory, a tech company seeking to connect a million people in the developing world to basic computer work while raising them up as leaders to address poverty in their own communities. He is not related to Edward.

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  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    WELL…MAYBE WE WILL LIKE IT!!!!

  2. I might see this. I love a good fiction.

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