To view this notification widget you need to have JavaScript enabled. This notification widget was easily created with NotifySnack.

See why Reunited at Christmas by Belle Calhoune is on EEW Magazine's must-read list! MORE

Dianna Hobbs is founder of Empowering Everyday Women Ministries. Her Facebook inspirations inspire thousands within  the Body of Christ daily. To read what she has to say and be inspired, head on over to her Facebook page by CLICKING RIGHT HERE. 

Got News Tips? Our award-winning editorial team wants the buzz. Send it to buzz[at]eewmagazine[dot]com!

Join thousands within our faith community who receive inspiration from Dianna Hobbs’ “Your Daily Cup of Inspiration” podcast! LISTEN HERE

 

Spend more time with God MORE

Scriptures that evoke praise MORE5 lies Satan tells MORE5 scriptures to help you forgive MORE5 Must-Know Scriptures MORE3 ways to hold on to faith in hard times MORE

5 of the biggest myths about premarital sex busted MORE5 tips to stay sexually pure MOREAbstinence is a sacrifice, but yes, it's worth it! MORE

Walter Scott case: Mistrial

Cleveland pastor joins Trump's team 

Tutor breaks 7-year-old's jaw

Scripture survives wild fire.

Viral challenge did this.

5 verses about God's love for you

 Panicking over Trump? Don't.

 Get our 7 natural hair tips.

 

Top 5 Psalms of praise.

 

8 verses to motivate you.

How to succeed God's way.

INSPIRATIONSeason of Release MOREGod has a better way MOREYou have victory through Jesus MOREIt's not impossible with God MORE

Are you speaking the Word? MOREPrepare for rare blessings MOREWait and praise MORE

INSPIRATIONABSTINENCEPODCASTRESOURCESABOUT  USRSS FEEDNEWSLETTERPRAYERFACEBOOKCONTACT

Read our statement of belief HERE.

How to receive Christ MORE

Get to know Dianna Hobbs HERE.

« CUP OF INSPIRATION: Trials Make You a Better Leader | Main | Christians & COHABITATION: Oprah Says, ‘You Know I Don’t Want to be Married’ »
Monday
Apr302012

Christian Actress Meagan Good talks Reaching the Lost through Movies 

Mya (Meagan Good) and Sonia (LaLa Anthony) having lunch in Screen Gems' comedy THINK LIKE A MAN. Photo by Alan Markfield. © 2012 Screen Gems Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.Recently, Meagan Good, who is outspoken about her faith in Jesus Christ and celibate lifestyle, has come under fire for some of her racier movie roles and fashion. But the engaged Think Like a Man actress whose movie is #1 in America for the second consecutive week, explains the need for movie scripts and roles that connect with the unsaved.  "You can’t just make projects for the Christian community, because I think they already have the right idea," she told Rolling Out Magazine.

Good believes those who don't yet know Christ are the ones who need the focus of Hollywood. "We also have to create projects for those people who need something positive and relatable without being very preachy," she explans, highlighting what she believes to be the best strategy. "The key is to pull them in, and then add a hint of spirituality and God to the overall message without scaring them away."

Bishop T.D. Jakes shares a similar philosophy which he discussed in May 2011 whilst promoting the film, Jumping the Broom. He thinks beating viewers over the head with the Bible is a mistake. "People don't go out [to the movies] on Friday night to be preached to," said Jakes. "You have to show faith is an element that is planting a seed without necessarily trying to reap the harvest at the same time."

Many Christian filmmakers, movie producers and directors are turning their focus more toward the mainstream market in an effort to introduce inspirational, rather than overtly Christian themes. The consensus seems to be that introducing faith in small, incremental, baby steps is the best and most effective way to go.

Scripture says in 2 Corinthians 4:3, "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:" The message that Jesus Christ came to earth, died, and rose again for our sins is where the power lies. If we keep that veiled to remain non-threatening, how can the gospel be spread throughout the world?

While it is commendable that people of faith and influence have a heart for the lost, we must be careful not to disguise Christ's message that He gave His life for in exchange for "playing it safe" and pleasing the masses.

Mark 2:17, which is a part of Good's philosophy, is very fitting. "Jesus said to them, 'It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.'"

However, we cannot forget Romans 10:7 that says "Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God." How can the "hearing" part happen if it is hidden, masked, and watered down so much that it doesn't resemble anything remotely close to what we read in the holy scriptures?

We can never be ashamed of or passive about the gospel of Jesus Christ. The world certainly isn't shy about sin and foolishness.

To read Meagan Good's full feature in Rolling Out Magazine, click here.

Your thoughts?

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

References (1)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
    Response: uggs outlet uk
    855 You'll need 9 darkish strips and eight white strips for your weave. The only continuous that continues to be within our children's life, yr in, 12 months out, lv handbag browns looks to be their close to phobic distaste for walking.

Reader Comments (3)

Great points made in this article. I hope Meagan continues on the right path.

April 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMae

I love the scripture 2 Corinthians 4:3 "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:"

I disagree with the "don't scare them away" philosophy. It is the power of the gospel that saves, not feel good, warm and fuzzy movies.

April 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTeralyn

Bravo! Love the balance in this article. We do want to win the lost, but we can't water down our message until the gospel is unrecognizable. Amen.

April 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTina

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>