June 13 – God and Hollywood

What do the following have in common? The Bible, Son of God, God’s Not Dead, Heaven Is for Real, Mom’s Night Out ”? They are movies made in recent years that have a connection to God and the Bible? Johanna Schneller writing in the Globe and Mail asks “So why is God so hot right now?” Actress Patricia Heaton of Everybody Loves Raymond fame (who says she is a Christian), says, “There’s money to be made. That’s the no.1 goal in Hollywood.” But Heaton adds, “There’s clearly a hunger for people wanting some deeper meaning or hope in the world today, where there are a lot of terrible, difficult things going on. Perhaps your world has been turned upside down recently. Jesus Christ is the answer. He invites, “Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy laden …learn from me…for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell