The growth of the Christian Movie genre is apparent to all. It is not surprising when we hear through the grapevine, on christian radio, or while chatting in a small group bible study, that there is a new faith-based film out or coming soon. Churches may offer showings. Parents may encourage a family night. But what impact do these films have on the general public as well as the evangelical niche?
The Barna Research group graphic below is part of a larger article titled: Sequels, Selfies and Space: 2013 at the Movies.
Asking specifically, “In the past two years, has a movie made me think seriously about religion or change my views about Christianity?” Here are the statistics broken down by 4 categories: All Americans, Evangelicals, Practicing Protestants, Other Faiths.
I thought the findings are interesting. The big screen can sure get us thinking, but does it really change anything?