Dr. Marc Newman is president of MovieMinistry.com, a company dedicated to providing pastors, lay leaders, and ordinary Christians with the tools necessary to use movies as a way of reaching out to others with the Gospel of Christ.
Dr. Newman has appeared on The O'Reilly Factor and he has been cited in The Sunday Glasgow Herald, the L.A. Daily News, the St. Petersburg Times and other international and regional publications. Time magazine compared MovieMinistry to a "kind of Holy Ghostwriter" for pastors. He has written for Preaching Magazine, The Journal of Religion and Film, and The New Interpreters Bible Handbook of Preaching. His weekly articles on Christianity, film, and culture have appeared on Christianity Today.com, Crosswalk, CatholicExchange, FoxNews.com, and TownHall.com and thousands of other websites. Dr. Newman also does regular radio shows throughout the United States.
A college and university professor for over twenty years, he speaks at churches and professional organizations all over the United States on the persuasive power of film. Currently he is a full-time faculty member in the graduate program in the School of Communication and the Arts at Regent University.
Sex and the City
It All Reflects a Culture in Ruins
The film purports to show women the good life. Sure, it is a fantasy. But all compelling fantasies are made up of versions of our hearts’ desires. If Sex and the City continues its boxoffice success, it will demonstrate that this worldview has more than passing appeal.
The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Finding the Narrow Way in Prince Caspian
At the end of the third book in the series—The Voyage of the Dawn Treader—Aslan prepares to send Lucy and Edmund back to their own world… our world. Aslan tells them, “There I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name.”
His Dark Materials
We're Definitely Not in Kansas Anymore, Toto
There are few married couples in His Dark Materials, and there is little talk of sexual relations between them. Active sexuality is reserved for those who are free from the “shackles” of the marital bond.
The Golden Compass
The Philosophical Underpinnings of His Dark Materials
The desire to transcend our own humanity is not, in itself, evil. Nietzsche tried to accomplish that transcendence from below—a weak creature willing itself to power. God, however, can provide it from above, promising true individuality.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
A Look at C.S. Lewis and Harry Potter
Academics all over the West continue to assert that there is no titanic struggle between good and evil in this world, because “good” and “evil” are merely “social constructions” rather than either end of an objective moral continuum. Screwtape would be proud.