HOLLYWOOD FAITH


‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Reminds Us That All Lives Matter

In a world where kindness toward our neighbors is severely lacking, Fred Rogers — Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood — is a reminder that everyone deserves to be loved. BY JON GARCIA Won’t You Be My Neighbor? is a documentary recently released about the life of Rogers. The film chronicles his life and work from humble beginnings to faithful endings. Rogers believed his calling in life was to serve God through the medium of...

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UNBROKEN: Path to Redemption Bumps Up Release Date [OFFICIAL TRAILER]

The makers of UNBROKEN: Path To Redemption have bumped up the movie’s theatrical release date to Sept. 14 from Oct. 6. The move takes the picture off the same weekend as Sony’s Venom and Warner Bros.’ A Star is Born and moves it to a weekend occupied by Moses and then the wider releases of Lionsgate’s A Simple Favor and Fox’s The Predator, according to Deadline Hollywood. Based on Laura...

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Storytelling and Life: When It’s Time To ‘Kill Your Darlings’

Good storytelling sometimes requires the author to, as the industry saying goes, kill your darlings. BY SPENCER T FOLMAR I love this brutal expression. It is means that we have to get rid of our most precious, and especially self-indulgent, passages in a story for the greater good of the overall work. It is true for all storytellers, who in order to have the very best narrative, must sometimes cut away...

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When Hollywood Christians Come Together

I attended seminary in the Bible Belt and know first-hand that seminarians love to debate theology. Sometimes these are important conversations we have to further deepen our understanding of our infinite God. Sometimes these conversations are rather tedious and get caught up more on semantics than intention. BY SPENCER T FOLMAR Even outside of seminary halls, it is easy to see how divided Christians can become. We need to look no...

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The Bubble That Bursts; Thoughts on Recent Suicides

The Bubble That Bursts Thoughts on the tragic death of fashion icon Kate Spade BY GREG LAURIE A wave of sorrow swept the world last Tuesday, as our news outlets and social media timelines were filled with one gut-punching headline: Kate Spade, beloved fashion designer known for her bright and whimsical designs, committed suicide by hanging on Tuesday morning in her Manhattan home. Like everyone else, I found myself in complete shock. Amidst...

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Inspiration Struck My Own ‘Beast in Me’

Inspiration always comes from the supreme source — God. Although, like most phenomenons in life it is hard to pinpoint why or where specifically an idea comes from. I have written before about the calling of an artist to have omnivorous attentiveness and to always observe life with eager expectations. However, sudden inspiration is something that should be bottled immediately. BY SPENCER T. FOLMAR As an example, when I first began writing my next...

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An Artist’s Call For Omnivorous Attentiveness to the World Around Us

When people ask me how many hours I work a week I find it a difficult question to answer as an artist. There is a calling on the artisan soul to always be awake to the story unfolding all around us second by second, detail by detail. BY SPENCER T. FOLMAR It is a necessity to have what I once heard CS Lewis had — an “omnivorous attentiveness” to the world around...

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Remembering Motherhood Well (A Letter To Future Me)

Dear Future Me, I wanted to write this letter to you, hopeful that you aren’t as hard on yourself (now that your kids are all grown up) as you were when you were a mom of young children. I hope you give yourself more grace and remember motherhood well. They say hindsight is 20/20, but when I look back on memories from my teens, twenties, and early thirties, it’s hard...

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God Doesn’t Waste Anything, Especially Our Stories

God doesn’t waste anything. Humans waste a lot of things. Just look at our landfills and literal islands of garbage floating in the oceans. BY SPENCER T. FOLMAR But God, He doesn’t waste anything, especially our stories. Despite all of the devastating effects of the fall of mankind and the curse of sin on all facets of life and creation, God is still managing, dictating, and perfectly planning our paths. The Puritans...

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Alley Mills and Orson Bean To Talk at Hollywood Film & Faith Event

Editor’s Note: Actors Alley Mills (The Wonder Years, Hill Street Blues, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman) and Orson Bean (Being John Malkovich, Inner Space, Anatomy of a Murder) are scheduled to be the guest speakers at a session hosted by the Hollywood Film & Faith group. Bean is well known for being a long-term celebrity panelist of To Tell the Truth and Match Game. Mills is also known for her...

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