(RNS) — ‘I carry on what he's taught me on an everyday basis,’ said Will Graham. ‘That doesn't bother me. But trying to do it on a movie set is different.’
(RNS) "In that backroom or whatever it is when God confronts me with my sins, I do not believe any of the kills I had during the war will be among them," legendary sniper Chris Kyle wrote in his 2012 autobiography. "Everyone I shot was evil. I had good cause on every shot."
Watch out for defenders of the faith -- who may in fact speak for few Christians -- when you see attacks on films such as "Exodus" or "Unbroken."
(RNS) "He said he wanted the message to reach everyone," Jolie said. "He said to make faith and forgiveness universal.”
(RNS) The preaching in that rented circus tent in Los Angeles changed Louis Zamperini, then 32 -- who put away the bottle and devoted his life to Jesus. It also changed the preacher, Billy Graham, and the future course of American evangelicalism.
NEW YORK (RNS) The question is whether Hollywood can lure faith-based audiences with a story that's based on faith but doesn't pay much attention to it.
Just a few days after the death of Louis Zamperini, the trailer for UNBROKEN has been released. The man and the story are among the few to truly transcend cliche.