Struck by Russ Ramsey, Free for CAPC Members
Death’s party-crashing ways are detailed in a new book by Russ Ramsey, titled Struck: One Christian’s Reflections on Encountering Death.
In my previous post, I wrote about the importance of embracing community when we choose to indulge in popular culture. I want to take that a step further and say that it is possible to use popular culture in order to embrace community. In other words, we ought to think of community as primary in our lives, rather than popular culture. When we neglect community for pop culture, that should be a red flag. When we are in the midst of community, pop culture ought to aid that sense of community rather than inhibit it.
With this in mind, I wanted to come up with some ways we can improve our community life through the medium of film. I know this isn’t a popular concept. And for the most part, people are right to be skeptical. In fact, I can remember just a few years ago insisting that if I wanted to spend quality time with someone the last thing I wanted to do was sit in a darkened room with them for two hours staring at a screen. There is definately some truth to that and I want to affirm that sentiment.
Also, though, I want to encourage you to be open to the idea that community can thrive in the midst of the arts. So, here I offer 5 ways to watch film and build community.
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