Christians and Nudity in Movies

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by John Ellis

This is an older article. Well, older in the sense that I wrote it at the end of this past December. In a paragraph of two (or more), I’ll explain why it’s taking me so long to share it with my blog readers and Facebook followers. The reason why I’m sharing it now is because I believed and still believe that this is an important topic that many Christians either willfully ignore in order to justify watching their favorite TV shows and/or movies, or they interact with the topic dishonestly for the same reason. That’s a seemingly harsh and judgmental thing for me to say, I know that; and it ties into why I’ve waited to share it, which I’ll get to in a moment (how’s that for a tease?).

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The Best Christmas Movies of All Time

Originally, I pitched the article linked below as “the worst Christmas movies of all time.” But, my editor informed me that far more people search for the “best Christmas movies” than they do the “worst Christmas movies.” I guess that’s reassuring, from a human standpoint. Regardless, I had fun compiling and writing this list as I revisited Christmas movie classics.

https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2016/12/19/the-best-christmas-movies-of-all-time/

5 Bad Movies That I “Secretly” Love

Occasionally, I like to take a break from writing serious articles that prompt handwringing and consternation. During those times, I like to write silly, fun (hopefully) articles that prompt handwringing and consternation. Below is my latest silly and fun (hopefully) article for PJ Media.

https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2016/11/19/5-wonderfully-bad-movies-that-you-may-have-forgotten-about/

Zootopia Rejects a Biblical Anthropology

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Recently, I took my kids to see Zootopia. Afterwards, we had a conversation about how nonsensical the movie is. My editor at PJ Media then approved an article fleshing out that conversation with my kids. Below, you’ll find the link to that article.

https://pjmedia.com/faith/2016/03/15/zootopia-rejects-the-bibles-teaching-about-humans/

War Room: Dishonoring God

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 *Spoiler Alert*

I didn’t wake up last Monday morning thinking about War Room, the Kendrick brothers, or Christian movies in general. Perusing one of my favorite websites while drinking my morning coffee, I read a wrap-up of the weekend’s box office that briefly discussed the success of War Room, a movie I hadn’t thought about in months since I had watched the trailer. Delving further, I clicked on several links to reviews of War Room and came across a statement that prompted me to write a brief article on the Kendrick brothers. I didn’t write a review of War Room, nor was that my intention; writing the article, based on my knowledge of the Kendrick brothers’ movies, I was mainly responding to movie critic Scott Renshaw’s comment. However, my post generated so much buzz, both positive and negative, that I made the rash promise that I would watch the movie and if my assessment of it was unfair, I’d donate money to Joel Osteen’s church. Well, Joel Osteen ain’t gettin’ any of my money, thankfully. And here’s why:

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