The Movie IT: Christians Who Condemn All Horror Need to Grow Up

I was interviewed by John Piper’s website in response to their questions about horror movies. Understandably, and respectfully, they do not share my appreciation of horror. But they were very open-minded and open-hearted to listen to me and give me a voice.

I really think Christians need to realize the tremendous moral power of the horror genre. It’s not for everyone, but God loves the horror genre, so Christians should at least respect it.

The movie IT, is a classic coming of age horror story of a group of young misfit outcasts who must not only face the returning supernatural evil in their small town, but face the fears and evils in their own lives in order to grow up. It’s not for the feint of heart, and it’s not perfect, but I think it exemplifies moral lessons in line with the Christian worldview.

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The Spiritual Reason Behind the Superhero Craze – Godawa Podcast Interview

Living the Adventure: LISTEN to the podcast here.

Five of the top 10 movies at the box office this year are superhero movies. And eight of the top 25 films of all time are superhero flicks.

So, why are we as a society so obsessed with superheroes? Is there, perhaps, a spiritual reason behind the craze? Brian Godawa, a professional author and filmmaker, believes there is.

A Christian in the entertainment industry, Godawa says we are attracted to superheroes on the big screen because we have a natural desire to fill – as Pascal said – the God-shaped vacuum inside all of us. But that’s not the only reason.

Superhero movies are the topic of this week’s edition of War of the Worldviews.

Godawa also discusses:

  • What we can teach our kids after watching superhero movies.
  • What he thought about the popular movie Wonder Woman.
  • What he thinks about the trendy antihero movies.

Living the Adventure: LISTEN to the podcast here.


Hollywood Worldviews Now on Audiobook!


Have you ever watched a movie and loved it or hated it, but had trouble explaining why?

Are you frustrated with how entertainment influences your kids, but you don’t know how to communicate to them without turning them off?

Have you seen how movies and television influence the culture, but don’t feel confident in conversing about them with your family, friends or coworkers?

Are you a storyteller who wants to change the world with your stories?

Then Hollywood Worldviews is for you.

Brian Godawa, Hollywood screenwriter and best-selling novelist explores the power of storytelling in movies and in the Bible.

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