The last three years, our Youth at FPC, Concord, have gotten together with youth from Quail Hollow Presbyterian and other youth groups in the Charlotte area to wacth movies. but not just ANY movies. Movies we made ourselves.
The films have been based on biblical stories–Judges, the parables, stuff like that. they have been dramatic in scope, big with special effects and humor, and yet also profound displays of creativity, nunaced views of who god is and how God works, and just plain old-fashioned fun.
The bets part for me is that my role has usually been to 1) generate the kernel of an idea 2) gather smart, talented adults and youth to tell them the idea and 3) get the heck out of the way and 4) marvel at the results. Done, done, done, and done.
The latest video tells a simple story–a family, a fight, a realization, and a reconciliation. Pretty normal stuff, and in all honesty, what pretty much the whole bible is about I think. You’ll notice (I hope) themes of creation, disobedience and sin, redemption, and forgiveness. Enjoy!