• Bible Films Blog

    Looking at film interpretations of the stories in the Bible - past, present and future, as well as preparation for a future work on Straub/Huillet's Moses und Aron and a few bits and pieces on biblical studies.

    Matt Page


    Tuesday, October 31, 2006

    Nativity News vol.13

    Queen Spoo has the latest on the abundance of outreach tools that are being churned out as marketing material, er, material to help Christians engage with the film, as well as a number of youth resources. The most interesting thing here is the list of free, pastor screenings organised by Grace Hill Media as follows:
    * November 2 — Nashville, TN
    * November 2 — Oklahoma City, OK
    * November 2 — Albuquerque, NM
    * November 5 — San Antonia, TX
    * November 6 — Portland, OR
    * November 6 — Charlotte, NC
    I've no idea whether there will be similar screenings in the UK. I'm hoping to find out in the next few days.

    One thing that did catch my eye is the Youthlink session on unplanned pregnancy. From the title I thought it was going to be a fairly bold youth session that used the film as a springboard to discuss the issue of unwanted teenage pregnancy which, as much as many try to deny it, is fairly prevalent at the moment. Sadly no, it's just another look at the material encouraging youth groups to look at the story through Mary's eyes. This is good as far as it goes, but I can't help but wonder which is the more likely scenario for the average church youth group member to find themself in.

    My Nativity Story Central Page has links to all the other posts I've made on the film.

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