How do you think our modern culture affects the way we view God? If someone never cracks open a Bible or enters a church, how does he or she learn about who God really is? What does it really mean to be a Christian anyway?
I recently watched a new movie that was very eye-opening to me. I accepted a free copy of the movie in order to provide a review. I have no other connection with the producers or distributors of the movie and I make no profit whatsoever. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.
In the movie Mining for God, Brandon McGuire takes a honest look at Christianity and how God and the Bible are perceived in our culture today. He explores how our culture shapes what we believe. Brandon seeks to reveal the real story about man and God that has been buried by our distorted understanding. This beautiful and provocative documentary digs deep to uncover a tantalizing intellectual buffet of food for thought.
Through thought-provoking interviews, Brandon seeks answers to the questions that have been asked since ancient times. He looks at the basic tenets of Christianity through the lens of our postmodern culture by asking questions such as:
What is Christianity?
What are some of the ideas that have influenced the way people think about it?
Is there any evidence for God in the natural world?
If so, how can we know anything about who this God is?
Is there such a thing as objective truth, or is truth relative to cultures
Is there evidence for the resurrection?
And if so, how credible is it?
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the main event that all Christian beliefs hang on. Can we know for sure that it really did happen? Is Christianity testable?
In addition to insightful dialogues with everyday people, Brandon interviews many scholars as well such as Lee Strobel, William Lane Craig, Gary Habermas, J Warner Wallace, Nabeel Qureshi, Paul Copan, and others.
Who is this video for?
- Non-Christians who are curious about Christianity
- Seekers who have some of the same questions Brandon asks
- Skeptics who want real facts
- Christians who desire to be better prepared to engage with others around them
- People who want to understand how our modern culture affects their faith
- Teens and adults who want to solidify their worldview
- Christians who are interested in apologetics
If you want to watch the movie for yourself, click here.
If you do watch the movie, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it in the comments.
Elizabeth is a military spouse, veteran, and mother of eight. Above and beyond caring for her family, her mission is to offer words that sustain weary moms and to empower and equip them to live and parent with purpose.