Who is better for filmmaking? Glenn Beck or Rick Santorum?

You....should watch my movies. If there's one constant claim I hear conservatives make, it is that they need to make better media.  They need to tell better stories, make better films, promote better ideas, etc.  I couldn't agree more; this something we need.  And  two notable political leaders have taken strides to do just that. Rick Santorum became head honcho at Echolight Films,.

  • By: Christopher Hutton
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  • On: Apr 18 2014
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Is “Heaven is for Real” for real? (A look at the 2014 film)

Yellow sells books. How does one tell the story of a boy who went to heaven?  Well, you tell it by having him spread it This sounds like the system by which HEAVEN IS FOR REAL works. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL was a 2010 bestselling book, and the bestselling Christian book in the 21st century, with over 7 million.

  • By: Christopher Hutton
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  • On: Apr 17 2014
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A Love Letter to Phil Vischer

Dear Phil Vischer, I've been following your story for years.  I was raised on Veggietales, and kept "busy" in Sunday school via your videos.  I can still sing the Larry-boy theme song (The old one, not this new rock-ballad)  You made me laugh and think, and want to be involved in media.  I related to your love of puppets and Muppets.  I loved your  great sense of humor.  In my young mind,.

  • By: Christopher Hutton
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  • On: Apr 2 2014
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Should we outsource our discernment? (A look at the various responses to NOAH)

Is this Biblical? Christian film is normally straightforward.  It seems to many that the logical decision for this process is: "If it's Christian, then go."  But this weekend's film, Noah has been a fascinating experiment in understanding the Christian economy of discernment. Christians have valued discernment for a while, though I've observed a recent focus on that word.

  • By: Christopher Hutton
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  • On: Mar 30 2014
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GOD’S NOT DEAD (but this film might be close to it)

I think I've determined one of my spiritual giftings.  You know how some speak prophesy, some offer emotional support.  I watch bad Christian Movies so that you don't have to. The latest one to add to my list is the recently released GOD'S NOT DEAD.  This film starred Kevin Sorbo (from HERCULES

  • By: Christopher Hutton
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  • On: Mar 23 2014
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CBMW, Spiritual Sounding Board, and “Eternal Headship”? A look at whether such a policy exists

After following the Christian sphere,  it's easy to predict when conflict will arise.  One of the most recent examples was in a small conflict between the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and Julie Anne Smith of Spiritualsoundingboard.com. The CBMW is one of the more prominent groups promoting the idea of Biblical Complementarianism; the belief that men and women are made differently, in the sense of personality, biology, and roles in.

  • By: Christopher Hutton
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  • On: Mar 21 2014
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Why’d you go have to be so PERSECUTED? (A look at the 2014 film)

I had two goals at CPAC;  see cool stuff, and catch a viewing of PERSECUTED, the latest Christian movie.  Thankfully, I did both.  CPAC had an entire panel focused on promoting this film, alongside Dinesh D'Souza's sequel to 2016: Obama's America.   It was clear that this film had religious and political implications. But to what end? I already have a dislike for Christian

  • By: Christopher Hutton
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  • On: Mar 15 2014
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Adventures at CPAC (Or how a political newbie explored the center of 2014 Conservatism)

(This post is less worldview-related and more Christian/Conservatism related.) Ah, CPAC.  One of the yearly highlights of any conservative activist.  I got to attend two out of the three day-convention for my current journalism program. I'm not the most politically inclined person, though living in DC for the last 2 months has really shifted that.   Besides my political ambivalence, I.

  • By: Christopher Hutton
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  • On: Mar 11 2014
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CPAC, NRB, and the intertwining of Conservative Christianity and Politics

As a current journalism student, I've developed this craving to go to conferences.  I want to be around professionals, and hopefully find that job which will jump start my career in the business. Which is probably why I've been paying excessive attention to both the National Religious Broadcasters Convention and the Conservative Political Action Conference.  Both are at the center of the world I want.

  • By: Christopher Hutton
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  • On: Feb 26 2014
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The Worst Advice I’ve Ever Heard About Worldviews

Advice can be a wonderful thing.....if you want it.  I remember my mom telling me to never give someone advice unless they ask for  it. I'd constantly struggle with holding my tongue and not announcing to the world that I can answer all of your problems with a few well-placed words. Why do I do this?  It's probably because I think that I know the answer.   It's why.

  • By: Christopher Hutton
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  • On: Feb 23 2014
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