Interview for the Christian Worldview Film Festival

I was recently interviewed for a Christian Worldview Film Festival podcast. You can click here to hear it. It's Episode 10.

Here are links to some of the things I mentioned in the interview:

• The interview was conducted by Phillip Telfer and Rhett Simkins for the Christian Worldview Film Festival. Phillip is the founder of Media Talk 101.
• Phillip reveals some very exciting news about The Screenwriters.
Alone Yet Not Alone
• When talking about an early production I meant to say 4th grade Ricky, not 4-year-old Ricky.
Ron Mulkey
Good News Club
Ken Redford
• Performances in 28 Nations
• Puerto Rico
• London
Dr. Alma Villegas (scroll down)
Professors at Hunter College
Bev Holloway
• A Christmas Snow
• My undergraduate school was George Fox University
• I went to seminary at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Mac Nelson
John Kirby
Rocky Mountain Christian Filmmakers Camp
Actor’s Co-Op
Patricia Mauceri
Treasure Seekers
• One-man play about John Woolman, who spoke against slavery 100 years before the Civil War: A Clear Leading
• You can find Bible reading schedules on the YouVersion app for iPhone and Android.
Jimmy Sites: Spiritual Outdoor Adventures
Cindy Dupree
Kathy Trocolli
YouVersion celebration of 200M downloads
Romans 12:2
The written story of getting into Manhattan Plaza
Jenn Gotzon
Gary Bosek
Jeff Rose
The Messengers Box
Lifestone Velocity
Daniel Knudsen
Jim Goodwin
Rather to Be Chosen
The Dragon and the Raven
John Fornof
John Rhys-Davies
Helen George
Mayflower II
The Grace Card
• I can be reached through

A couple of days after this interview I realized it's an extremely intelligent position to stand against vulgarity in Christian-made films. God was smart enough to speak the world into existence, and He's the One who said, "You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain," (Exodus 20:7) and inspired his disciple Matthew to say, "I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” (Matthew 12:36-37) Screenwriters (or directors who add vulgarity) carry a deeper responsibility than the man on the street because they're demanding that the actors who speak carelessly--and any they inspire to do so--bring condemnation on their heads.

The Lord also inspired his beloved disciple to say, "Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever." (1 John 2)

Vulgarity is typically used when there is an end to creativity.  The vulgarity is a nonspecific response to something beyond a person's immediate solution. If God has asked us to refrain, surely we can press into the Creator for more creative solutions.

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