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When this funny film was over, I found myself sad because of the disgraceful representation of Christ followers.Dating is hard enough for some but for Christian singles dating with the intention to find someone who loves the Lord as much as as they do can often feel like a challenge.
To this day, I have seen a good representation of what I consider to be a genuine Christian in modern American media (movies, television, books). Now, I know I haven’t seen every single movie or TV show out there, and I surely haven’t read every novel or piece of literature, but I’m still on the prowl for an accurate depiction that would make me say, “Yeah, that’s what a Bible-believing Christian is like.” Recently, I watched a teen comedy movie with a buddy of mine.
Although we thought the movie was incredibly clever and smartly written, we both agreed that, for as smart as the writers were to create the kind of dialogue they did in the movie, they were completely off target in their depiction of a Christian high schooler (at least any of the Christian high-schoolers I’ve ever known).
John Knight is Director of Donor Partnerships at Desiring God.
He is married to Dianne, and together they parent their four children: Paul, Hannah, Daniel, and Johnny.
La Beouf, his co-star in last year’s World War II movie “Fury,” told Interview, “I found God doing ‘Fury.’ I became a Christian man, and not in a f - - king bulls - - t way — in a very real way.
I could have just said the prayers that were on the page. And you can’t identify unless you’re really going through it.RELATED: Lena Waithe Shares The Memorable Advice She Received Gina Prince-Bythewood During the latest episode of ESSENCE "Yes, Girl" Podcast, Senior Digital Love and Relationships Editor and co-host Charli Penn sits down with husband and wife team Andrew and Gabby Wilkes to discuss modern christian dating and relationships.The couple, who operates a church in New York City, also ministers to young adults about pursuing love and perserving their Christianity.The Christians in the movie weren’t just hypocrites who loved reveling in their hypocrisy, they were the evil villains who enjoyed heaping judgment, grief, anger, and hate on anyone who wasn’t as morally “pure” as they were.And to add injury to insult, at the end of the film (spoiler alert) nearly everyone in the movie is redeemed in some way except for the judgmental Christians.John writes on disability, the Bible, and the church at The Works of God. The movie released only a week ago, and already many people with disabilities have written movingly about it.