Jul 01, 2015 |
Inside Out 84: Narnia & Beyond
Are you a fan of the Chronicles of Narnia books and films? Me too! Voyage of the Dawn Treader came out on DVD not too long ago and the thought crossed my mind that it might be nice to have Michael Flaherty from Walden Media with us.
Walden is the production company responsible for the Narnia films as well as many other family friendly movies. My personal favorite is Amazing Grace, the story of William Wilberforce’s efforts to abolish the slave trade in the British Empire.
Michael is a co-founder of Walden and a follower of Jesus Christ. Considering how much media impacts our culture, God has placed Michael in a key position to represent him. Does he feel the weight of all this? What role does his faith play in picking what movies will be made? Which ones will not? What about the stereotype of the “cheesy Christian film”. How does he feel about that? Is it true the next Narnia film will be The Magician’s Nephew?
Being a follower of Jesus means we all have a unique role to play. We can learn so much from those living out that reality in a world that continues to harden its heart toward the Gospel!