Is the Son of God movie ushering in a new way of evangelism? Is the movie starting a new way for people to be introduced to the Bible? This is something I have been wrestling with for a while now. I have had a couple conversations with friends concerning what I am posting today and am not sure quite how I feel about it. Tim Challies had a great post regarding the movie here. As I was reading a little about the movie, I came across this statement from Mark Burnett:
Downey’s husband, “The Voice” and “Survivor” producer Mark Burnett, said the Christian filmmaking team reached out specifically to other faiths to tell the story of the life of Jesus — played with an air of bemused dignity by Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado — without causing offense.”
“It just took a lot of work and a lot of time and a lot of listening over a number of years to see everybody’s point of view and how to not take the teeth out of the story — the dynamic drama from the story — but be sensitive across groups,” Burnett said. “Because there’s very different interpretations across the Catholic faith and the Protestant faith and the Jewish faith.”
You can read the full article here.
What do you think about this? Should Christians be worried about this? Should we support endeavors like this? Or should we be weary of it? Is it possible to portray the true Biblical account of Jesus without causing offense? When is it ok to add or take away from the Bible for the sake of entertainment or drawing people to hear or see the story of Jesus?
If you want to share your thoughts, I ask you to do so here on the blog, not on my Facebook post. Also, please be respectful to other commenters and only respond to my questions, not the responses of others. Thank you. I look forward to seeing what you all have to say.