Epiphany is a word derived from the Greek for “manifestation” and is usually used as a reminder that Jesus is God’s revelation for the whole world. But we also use “epiphany” to describe those moments of deeper understanding and insight – like an “a-ha!” moment. Though our faith in Jesus Christ is grounded in Scripture, the arts, including literature and films, profoundly influence how we think about and understand God.
When characters long for something or yearn for something, when they celebrate, all of these moments can be viewed through a lens of prayer even though the character may not address God directly. (Larsen) Stories connect to the human experience and help us to grow in our faith. We’ll look at four films with the overall themes of building relationships, community, and leadership.
Click on the links below to preview the four film trailers:
This is what we came up with:
Brainstorming Summary for Faith in Film January 2023 (Word document)