Art may reflect life, but life also reflects art. Whether we know it or not, we let Hollywood screenwriters and actors influence how we feel, think, and act in our daily lives. At Film+Theology, we believe all stories mirror the Greatest Story ever told, that of Jesus Christ and his sacrificial death on the Cross on behalf of mankind. This larger story encourages Christians to engage culture in a God-glorifying, redemptive way and inspires others to see Jesus Christ--The Master Storyteller--in every narrative.
What We Do!
F+T organizes and hosts the following events and activities with the objective of engaging cinema not as “entertainment,” but with discernment. Join us for our movie screenings and workshops to explore how the storytelling medium of film reflects or misrepresents Jesus Christ and His supremacy and how it affects our own narratives.
Live! Movie Nights.
Large, formal gatherings at a local movie theater to watch and discuss a newly released film (35+ people)
Community Movie Nights.
Semi-formal events held at the Comedy Spot in Ballston Mall or at someone’s home to watch and discuss a film on DVD (20-35 people)
Friends Movie Nights.
Small, closed events where we invite a few friends to watch and discuss a new movie in theaters (10-15 people)
Open, formal workshops on a particular topic that aims to teach the audience how to engage culture through story.
This is your five minute Facebook break at work. Learn about upcoming events, watch trailers, and read interesting articles about the intersection between faith and film.
Visit our blog to read reviews of new and past film releases.
Thought-provoking audio and text reviews on latest movie releases as well as past films.
Thorough movie reviews that outline all positive and negative content in a movie to inform your decision on watching a film.
Serve with Us
We’d love for you to serve with our ministry. If you are interested in volunteering send us an email at [email protected] to sign up! Here’s how you can serve:
Write for Us.
Have an interesting perspective on film you’d like to share with our community? Write and submit reviews of the latest film releases for our ministry blog.
Do you have a knack for planning events? Help us coordinate our Live! and Community Movie Nights!
Watching movies without popcorn is crazy, right? We’d appreciate any and all volunteers--yourself, your small group, or your friends--to bring snacks to our Community Movie Nights.
Disclaimer: There may be some content in films that would be considered inconsistent with a Christian worldview, including gratuitous violence, language, or other immoral actions in the story’s narrative. In no way does the showing of such films mean that Film+Theology or Mclean Bible Church condones these elements that are contrary to living out a genuine Christian life. As stated above, our purpose is to engage, understand, and interact with the different worldviews expressed by our culture through films (and other forms of art), in order to be more effective in communicating the Gospel. It is by hearing what the culture is saying that we can better understand how to respond. Therefore, in light of any potential for offensive elements, please view all Film+Theology events and media content as training ground for thinking critically, understanding culture, and learning how to engage the culture most appropriately with the Gospel.