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Christianity & Art

The Cinema of Capra, Part 3: Guts & Stardust

May 30, 2015 | Art is a homily, or at least it can be for the artist who strives to show truth, goodness, and beauty in his work. In our modern world, where Christian films are often stereotyped and written off as preachy, sentimental, unrealistic, and corny it might be a good idea to take a look back at a man whose films were nicknamed “Capracorn” for some of the very same reasons...

Dr. Reno Lauro Shares Insight with CNMA Students

April 30, 2015 |

This semester, our CNMA students are studying the cinematic work of Terrence Malick, the brilliant and elusive filmmaker behind The Tree of Life, The Thin Red Line, and Days of Heaven. We were …

Professor TenNapel’s “VeggieTales in the House” Premieres!

November 26, 2014 |

Check out the brand-new VeggieTales TV show, “VeggieTales In the House” developed and executive produced by our very own Cinema & New Media Arts professor, Doug TenNapel — it premieres on Netflix today!

http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/80011539

Professor TenNapel …

Tragic Worship

June 12, 2013 |

Carl Trueman writes about death, tragedy, and Christian worship over at First Things:

The problem with much Christian worship in the contemporary world, Catholic and Protestant alike, is not that it is too entertaining but …

John Huston's "Wise Blood"

April 28, 2013 |

Periodically at my church, St. James the Apostle Episcopal Church, I host an evening in which I show a film and then lead a discussion afterwards focusing on the finer points of film artistry and …

Art as a Common Gift

April 18, 2013 |

Tony Woodlief defends the democratization of art over at Good Letters. This is a great point of discussion for cinema as filmmaking becomes cheaper and more accessible than ever before.

A casual traipse through Tumblr—an …

O Coen Brothers, Where Art God?

April 17, 2013 |

Matt Zoller Seitz of Press Play and Jeffrey Overstreet discuss God and the Coen Brothers:

MZS: I want to dig into this a bit more, this sense that bedrock Judeo-Christian concepts inform the Coen brothers’ filmography. …

Thoughts on "To the Wonder"

April 12, 2013 |

Terrence Malick’s new film, To the Wonder, premieres this weekend. The latest from the acclaimed filmmaker of The Tree of Life, The Thin Red Line, and Badlands, is already prompting quite nuanced …