Quick Hit: Son of God

sonofgodSorry to rain on your little parade, my fellow evangelicals.  But I am unabashedly ambivalent in my enthusiasm for the latest big-screen Jesus-movie thing.

On the one hand, it is great that the Christian message is getting out there into the larger world via a major motion picture.  But we have to realize that the reason this movie and others like it are now being made is not that Hollywood’s got religion.  Rather, it is that Hollywood’s got us pegged as a niche market that can be sold to, that will enthusiastically consume whatever they put out.  This can’t possibly be a good thing.