Faith at Altitude

Religion and spirituality in the shadow of Pikes Peak

Monday, February 26, 2007

Faith and Film

"The Departed" won Best Picture at last night's Academy Awards. Helen Mirren was named Best Actress for her turn as Queen Elizabeth II in "The Queen."

Me, I cared more about the documentaries.

Many of this year's documentary nominees were just dripping with religious themes. "Deliver Us from Evil" burrowed into the psyche of a pedophilic priest. "Jesus Camp" (featuring snippets from our own Rev. Ted Haggard and New Life Church) was a dissection of a charismatic Christian camp where children are trained to be the next generation of God's soldiers.

The winner -- Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" -- is pretty secular by comparison. But then again, thousands of more progressive churches (including a half-dozen in Colorado Springs) screened the film in their sanctuaries.


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