The story feels like a work of fiction because we are trained to see these kinds of monsters and evil forces within the framework of fictional films already. But when you acknowledge that Jesus actually spoke to demons, you have to ask the bigger question. Is the Bible real?
The story we care about is connecting in a world of disconnect. Whether that is connecting with family or just with friends, we inherently need more than a text or a tweet. Interestingly, we need the same thing from God.
The story doesn’t show us a better world with a benevolent Rainmaker, so we are left holding the question in our own hands. Does the active presence of a parent make a difference in a child’s life?
Promised Land explores how surfing connects the lives of Jews, Muslims, and Christians in Israel. Beware of Christians is the story of four college guys who travel across Europe to discover what it means to truly follow Christ.
These two films did exactly what shorts ought to do. Rather than simply telling a good story, shorts should strive to make a lasting impact. Like a quick punch, they should provide an instant awakening.
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