There are a handful of non-Christian movies that the Christian culture has embraced over the years. These are movies seen as largely inoffensive to our sensibilities with an easily-digested Christian subplot. We have accepted these movies often because the Christian in the film looks pretty good and speaks in generalities that we approve of. Many of these movies please Christians because they are meant to please everybody and offend none. Every once in a while, though, one of these “Christian-approved” films turns out to be not merely spiritually challenging and faith affirming, but also pretty compelling films.
Rant by Gene
Humility is (read: should be) a key characteristic in a Christian’s life. Jesus said, “Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted”. Peter draws emphasis to it three times in his first letter as a character trait we should possess. It’s a common thing to read of in the Bible. It’s something you should probably hear about on occasion from the pulpit. But it isn’t something you hear talked about on a daily basis too much. So you can imagine my surprise when a certain bit of humility was shown in a movie I saw earlier this year. Before a fight scene. Between apes!