WORLDVIEWS INFILM AND LITERATURELeveraging the Power of StoryDr. Ken Boa and Bill Ibsen
WORLDVIEWS INFILM AND LITERATURELeveraging the Power of StoryDr. Ken Boa and Bill Ibsen
THE POWER OF STORY
THE POWER OF STORY1. Broadens our perspective and  enlarges our sense of what is possible
THE POWER OF STORY1. Broadens our perspective and  enlarges our sense of what is possible2. Can re-enchant the ordinary wo...
THE POWER OF STORY1. Broadens our perspective and  enlarges our sense of what is possible2. Can re-enchant the ordinary wo...
THE POWER OF STORY1. Broadens our perspective and  enlarges our sense of what is possible2. Can re-enchant the ordinary wo...
THE POWER OF STORY
THE POWER OF STORY4. Can baptize our imaginations
THE POWER OF STORY4. Can baptize our imaginations5. Satisfies primordial human desires
THE POWER OF STORY4. Can baptize our imaginations5. Satisfies primordial human desires6. Offers healthy forms of escape
THE POWER OF STORY4. Can baptize our imaginations5. Satisfies primordial human desires6. Offers healthy forms of escape7. S...
THEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL      GATEWAYS
THEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL      GATEWAYS    Truth Goodness   Beauty
THEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL      GATEWAYS    Truth      Truth Goodness   Goodness   Beauty     Beauty
“What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview      God         Man        Origin       Purpose        Destiny    ...
“What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview      God         Man        Origin       Purpose        Destiny    ...
“What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview      God         Man        Origin       Purpose        Destiny    ...
“What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview      God         Man        Origin       Purpose        Destiny    ...
“What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview      God         Man        Origin       Purpose        Destiny    ...
“What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview      God         Man        Origin       Purpose        Destiny    ...
“What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview      God         Man        Origin       Purpose        Destiny    ...
“What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview      God         Man        Origin       Purpose        Destiny    ...
“What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview      God         Man        Origin       Purpose        Destiny    ...
“What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview      God         Man        Origin       Purpose        Destiny    ...
“What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview      God         Man        Origin       Purpose        Destiny    ...
“What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview      God         Man        Origin       Purpose        Destiny    ...
“What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview      God         Man        Origin       Purpose        Destiny    ...
“What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview      God         Man        Origin       Purpose        Destiny    ...
“What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview      God         Man        Origin       Purpose        Destiny    ...
“What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview      God         Man        Origin       Purpose        Destiny    ...
“What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview      God         Man        Origin       Purpose        Destiny    ...
“What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview      God         Man        Origin       Purpose        Destiny    ...
INSIGHTS ABOUT LIFE
INSIGHTS ABOUT LIFE• What is the main problem that the author/screenwriter tries to solve?
INSIGHTS ABOUT LIFE• What is the main problem that the author/screenwriter tries to solve?• What are the moral lessons it ...
INSIGHTS ABOUT LIFE• What is the main problem that the author/screenwriter tries to solve?• What are the moral lessons it ...
INSIGHTS ABOUT LIFE• What is the main problem that the author/screenwriter tries to solve?• What are the moral lessons it ...
INSIGHTS ABOUT MYSELF
INSIGHTS ABOUT MYSELF• What   is beautiful or wonderful about this book or film to me?
INSIGHTS ABOUT MYSELF• What   is beautiful or wonderful about this book or film to me? • How    does it stimulate my imagin...
INSIGHTS ABOUT MYSELF• What   is beautiful or wonderful about this book or film to me? • How    does it stimulate my imagin...
INSIGHTS ABOUT MYSELF• What   is beautiful or wonderful about this book or film to me? • How    does it stimulate my imagin...
INSIGHTS ABOUT MYSELF• What   is beautiful or wonderful about this book or film to me? • How    does it stimulate my imagin...
RESOURCES
RESOURCES• www.yahoomovies.com
RESOURCES• www.yahoomovies.com• www.breakpoint.org
RESOURCES• www.yahoomovies.com• www.breakpoint.org• www.imdb.com
RESOURCES• www.yahoomovies.com• www.breakpoint.org• www.imdb.com• Story, Robert   McKee
RESOURCES• www.yahoomovies.com• www.breakpoint.org• www.imdb.com• Story, Robert   McKee• Reel   Spirituality, Robert Johns...
RESOURCES• www.yahoomovies.com• www.breakpoint.org• www.imdb.com• Story, Robert   McKee• Reel   Spirituality, Robert Johns...
THEEND
THEEND
REFLECTIONS MINISTRIES      RESOURCES
REFLECTIONS MINISTRIES      RESOURCES      Reflections - A free monthly teaching letter
REFLECTIONS MINISTRIES      RESOURCES      Reflections - A free monthly teaching letter
REFLECTIONS MINISTRIES      RESOURCES      Reflections - A free monthly teaching letter
REFLECTIONS MINISTRIES      RESOURCES      Reflections - A free monthly teaching letter      KenBoa.org website - Daily Gro...
DVD SERIES
DVD SERIES- Audio/visual presentations of crucial topics
DVD SERIES- Audio/visual presentations of crucial topics- $20 each
DVD SERIES- Audio/visual presentations of crucial topics- $20 each- Call 800-DRAW NEAR (800-372-9632)
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  • Worldviews in Film and Literature\nLeveraging the Power of Story\n\nA story well told can point beyond itself to the greatest story ever told. Stories in film and literature can move past the gatekeepers of non-theistic skepticism and speak directly to the heart and the will. Story can activate our moral imaginations, address essential human desires, and re-enchant the ordinary world.  This workshop will present methods of moving from beauty to goodness to truth in film and literature.\n
  • 1. Broadens our perspective and enlarges our sense of what is possible \n2. Can reenchant the ordinary world\n3. Can activate our moral imaginations \n\nC.S. Lewis as Philosopher, pp. 245-260\n\nImage: http://www.michigan.gov/images/filmoffice/mfo_237044_7.jpg\n
  • 1. Broadens our perspective and enlarges our sense of what is possible \n2. Can reenchant the ordinary world\n3. Can activate our moral imaginations \n\nC.S. Lewis as Philosopher, pp. 245-260\n\nImage: http://www.michigan.gov/images/filmoffice/mfo_237044_7.jpg\n
  • 1. Broadens our perspective and enlarges our sense of what is possible \n2. Can reenchant the ordinary world\n3. Can activate our moral imaginations \n\nC.S. Lewis as Philosopher, pp. 245-260\n\nImage: http://www.michigan.gov/images/filmoffice/mfo_237044_7.jpg\n
  • 1. Broadens our perspective and enlarges our sense of what is possible \n2. Can reenchant the ordinary world\n3. Can activate our moral imaginations \n\nC.S. Lewis as Philosopher, pp. 245-260\n\nImage: http://www.michigan.gov/images/filmoffice/mfo_237044_7.jpg\n
  • 4. Can baptize our imaginations\n5. Satisfies primordial human desires\n6. Offers healthy forms of escape \n\nC.S. Lewis as Philosopher, pp. 245-260\n\nImage: http://www.michigan.gov/images/filmoffice/mfo_237044_7.jpg\n
  • 4. Can baptize our imaginations\n5. Satisfies primordial human desires\n6. Offers healthy forms of escape \n\nC.S. Lewis as Philosopher, pp. 245-260\n\nImage: http://www.michigan.gov/images/filmoffice/mfo_237044_7.jpg\n
  • 4. Can baptize our imaginations\n5. Satisfies primordial human desires\n6. Offers healthy forms of escape \n\nC.S. Lewis as Philosopher, pp. 245-260\n\nImage: http://www.michigan.gov/images/filmoffice/mfo_237044_7.jpg\n
  • 4. Can baptize our imaginations\n5. Satisfies primordial human desires\n6. Offers healthy forms of escape \n\nC.S. Lewis as Philosopher, pp. 245-260\n\nImage: http://www.michigan.gov/images/filmoffice/mfo_237044_7.jpg\n
  • Trust that the Spirit will guide us from art (beauty) to ethics (goodness) to theology (truth). p. 31 Into the Dark\n
  • Trust that the Spirit will guide us from art (beauty) to ethics (goodness) to theology (truth). p. 31 Into the Dark\n
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  • Worldviews in Film and Literature

    1. 1. WORLDVIEWS INFILM AND LITERATURELeveraging the Power of StoryDr. Ken Boa and Bill Ibsen
    2. 2. WORLDVIEWS INFILM AND LITERATURELeveraging the Power of StoryDr. Ken Boa and Bill Ibsen
    3. 3. THE POWER OF STORY
    4. 4. THE POWER OF STORY1. Broadens our perspective and enlarges our sense of what is possible
    5. 5. THE POWER OF STORY1. Broadens our perspective and enlarges our sense of what is possible2. Can re-enchant the ordinary world
    6. 6. THE POWER OF STORY1. Broadens our perspective and enlarges our sense of what is possible2. Can re-enchant the ordinary world3. Can activate our moral imaginations
    7. 7. THE POWER OF STORY1. Broadens our perspective and enlarges our sense of what is possible2. Can re-enchant the ordinary world3. Can activate our moral imaginations • Takes us to worlds we do not know
    8. 8. THE POWER OF STORY
    9. 9. THE POWER OF STORY4. Can baptize our imaginations
    10. 10. THE POWER OF STORY4. Can baptize our imaginations5. Satisfies primordial human desires
    11. 11. THE POWER OF STORY4. Can baptize our imaginations5. Satisfies primordial human desires6. Offers healthy forms of escape
    12. 12. THE POWER OF STORY4. Can baptize our imaginations5. Satisfies primordial human desires6. Offers healthy forms of escape7. Script/Screenplay is the most important element of every film, and it almost always consists of a story
    13. 13. THEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL GATEWAYS
    14. 14. THEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL GATEWAYS Truth Goodness Beauty
    15. 15. THEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL GATEWAYS Truth Truth Goodness Goodness Beauty Beauty
    16. 16. “What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview God Man Origin Purpose Destiny Relationships Unbounded God is Basically Personal Theism personal Evil Creator (other- relational centered) life The gods Impersonal Absorption Basically Self- Monism are spirits Good agency actualization (spiritual or forces (energy) annihilation) God Impersonal plus Basically Survival, PhysicalNaturalism doesn’t Neutral time plus autonomy annihilation exist chance
    17. 17. “What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview God Man Origin Purpose Destiny Relationships Unbounded God is Basically Personal Theism personal Evil Creator (other- relational centered) life The gods Impersonal Absorption Basically Self- Monism are spirits Good agency actualization (spiritual or forces (energy) annihilation) God Impersonal plus Basically Survival, PhysicalNaturalism doesn’t Neutral time plus autonomy annihilation exist chance
    18. 18. “What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview God Man Origin Purpose Destiny Relationships Unbounded God is Basically Personal Theism personal Evil Creator (other- relational centered) life The gods Impersonal Absorption Basically Self- Monism are spirits Good agency actualization (spiritual or forces (energy) annihilation) God Impersonal plus Basically Survival, PhysicalNaturalism doesn’t Neutral time plus autonomy annihilation exist chance
    19. 19. “What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview God Man Origin Purpose Destiny Relationships Unbounded God is Basically Personal Theism personal Evil Creator (other- relational centered) life The gods Impersonal Absorption Basically Self- Monism are spirits Good agency actualization (spiritual or forces (energy) annihilation) God Impersonal plus Basically Survival, PhysicalNaturalism doesn’t Neutral time plus autonomy annihilation exist chance
    20. 20. “What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview God Man Origin Purpose Destiny Relationships Unbounded God is Basically Personal Theism personal Evil Creator (other- relational centered) life The gods Impersonal Absorption Basically Self- Monism are spirits Good agency actualization (spiritual or forces (energy) annihilation) God Impersonal plus Basically Survival, PhysicalNaturalism doesn’t Neutral time plus autonomy annihilation exist chance
    21. 21. “What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview God Man Origin Purpose Destiny Relationships Unbounded God is Basically Personal Theism personal Evil Creator (other- relational centered) life The gods Impersonal Absorption Basically Self- Monism are spirits Good agency actualization (spiritual or forces (energy) annihilation) God Impersonal plus Basically Survival, PhysicalNaturalism doesn’t Neutral time plus autonomy annihilation exist chance
    22. 22. “What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview God Man Origin Purpose Destiny Relationships Unbounded God is Basically Personal Theism personal Evil Creator (other- relational centered) life The gods Impersonal Absorption Basically Self- Monism are spirits Good agency actualization (spiritual or forces (energy) annihilation) God Impersonal plus Basically Survival, PhysicalNaturalism doesn’t Neutral time plus autonomy annihilation exist chance
    23. 23. “What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview God Man Origin Purpose Destiny Relationships Unbounded God is Basically Personal Theism personal Evil Creator (other- relational centered) life The gods Impersonal Absorption Basically Self- Monism are spirits Good agency actualization (spiritual or forces (energy) annihilation) God Impersonal plus Basically Survival, PhysicalNaturalism doesn’t Neutral time plus autonomy annihilation exist chance
    24. 24. “What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview God Man Origin Purpose Destiny Relationships Unbounded God is Basically Personal Theism personal Evil Creator (other- relational centered) life The gods Impersonal Absorption Basically Self- Monism are spirits Good agency actualization (spiritual or forces (energy) annihilation) God Impersonal plus Basically Survival, PhysicalNaturalism doesn’t Neutral time plus autonomy annihilation exist chance
    25. 25. “What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview God Man Origin Purpose Destiny Relationships Unbounded God is Basically Personal Theism personal Evil Creator (other- relational centered) life The gods Impersonal Absorption Basically Self- Monism are spirits Good agency actualization (spiritual or forces (energy) annihilation) God Impersonal plus Basically Survival, PhysicalNaturalism doesn’t Neutral time plus autonomy annihilation exist chance
    26. 26. “What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview God Man Origin Purpose Destiny Relationships Unbounded God is Basically Personal Theism personal Evil Creator (other- relational centered) life The gods Impersonal Absorption Basically Self- Monism are spirits Good agency actualization (spiritual or forces (energy) annihilation) God Impersonal plus Basically Survival, PhysicalNaturalism doesn’t Neutral time plus autonomy annihilation exist chance
    27. 27. “What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview God Man Origin Purpose Destiny Relationships Unbounded God is Basically Personal Theism personal Evil Creator (other- relational centered) life The gods Impersonal Absorption Basically Self- Monism are spirits Good agency actualization (spiritual or forces (energy) annihilation) God Impersonal plus Basically Survival, PhysicalNaturalism doesn’t Neutral time plus autonomy annihilation exist chance
    28. 28. “What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview God Man Origin Purpose Destiny Relationships Unbounded God is Basically Personal Theism personal Evil Creator (other- relational centered) life The gods Impersonal Absorption Basically Self- Monism are spirits Good agency actualization (spiritual or forces (energy) annihilation) God Impersonal plus Basically Survival, PhysicalNaturalism doesn’t Neutral time plus autonomy annihilation exist chance
    29. 29. “What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview God Man Origin Purpose Destiny Relationships Unbounded God is Basically Personal Theism personal Evil Creator (other- relational centered) life The gods Impersonal Absorption Basically Self- Monism are spirits Good agency actualization (spiritual or forces (energy) annihilation) God Impersonal plus Basically Survival, PhysicalNaturalism doesn’t Neutral time plus autonomy annihilation exist chance
    30. 30. “What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview God Man Origin Purpose Destiny Relationships Unbounded God is Basically Personal Theism personal Evil Creator (other- relational centered) life The gods Impersonal Absorption Basically Self- Monism are spirits Good agency actualization (spiritual or forces (energy) annihilation) God Impersonal plus Basically Survival, PhysicalNaturalism doesn’t Neutral time plus autonomy annihilation exist chance
    31. 31. “What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview God Man Origin Purpose Destiny Relationships Unbounded God is Basically Personal Theism personal Evil Creator (other- relational centered) life The gods Impersonal Absorption Basically Self- Monism are spirits Good agency actualization (spiritual or forces (energy) annihilation) God Impersonal plus Basically Survival, PhysicalNaturalism doesn’t Neutral time plus autonomy annihilation exist chance
    32. 32. “What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview God Man Origin Purpose Destiny Relationships Unbounded God is Basically Personal Theism personal Evil Creator (other- relational centered) life The gods Impersonal Absorption Basically Self- Monism are spirits Good agency actualization (spiritual or forces (energy) annihilation) God Impersonal plus Basically Survival, PhysicalNaturalism doesn’t Neutral time plus autonomy annihilation exist chance
    33. 33. “What does this literature or film say about”:Worldview God Man Origin Purpose Destiny Relationships Unbounded God is Basically Personal Theism personal Evil Creator (other- relational centered) life The gods Impersonal Absorption Basically Self- Monism are spirits Good agency actualization (spiritual or forces (energy) annihilation) God Impersonal plus Basically Survival, PhysicalNaturalism doesn’t Neutral time plus autonomy annihilation exist chance
    34. 34. INSIGHTS ABOUT LIFE
    35. 35. INSIGHTS ABOUT LIFE• What is the main problem that the author/screenwriter tries to solve?
    36. 36. INSIGHTS ABOUT LIFE• What is the main problem that the author/screenwriter tries to solve?• What are the moral lessons it teaches?
    37. 37. INSIGHTS ABOUT LIFE• What is the main problem that the author/screenwriter tries to solve?• What are the moral lessons it teaches?• What qualities of a hero does it describe?
    38. 38. INSIGHTS ABOUT LIFE• What is the main problem that the author/screenwriter tries to solve?• What are the moral lessons it teaches?• What qualities of a hero does it describe?• Whatis the central struggle between good and evil?
    39. 39. INSIGHTS ABOUT MYSELF
    40. 40. INSIGHTS ABOUT MYSELF• What is beautiful or wonderful about this book or film to me?
    41. 41. INSIGHTS ABOUT MYSELF• What is beautiful or wonderful about this book or film to me? • How does it stimulate my imagination?
    42. 42. INSIGHTS ABOUT MYSELF• What is beautiful or wonderful about this book or film to me? • How does it stimulate my imagination? • What does it make me long for, or desire?
    43. 43. INSIGHTS ABOUT MYSELF• What is beautiful or wonderful about this book or film to me? • How does it stimulate my imagination? • What does it make me long for, or desire?• With which character do I most identify, and why?
    44. 44. INSIGHTS ABOUT MYSELF• What is beautiful or wonderful about this book or film to me? • How does it stimulate my imagination? • What does it make me long for, or desire?• With which character do I most identify, and why?• Why or why not would I recommend it to my friends?
    45. 45. RESOURCES
    46. 46. RESOURCES• www.yahoomovies.com
    47. 47. RESOURCES• www.yahoomovies.com• www.breakpoint.org
    48. 48. RESOURCES• www.yahoomovies.com• www.breakpoint.org• www.imdb.com
    49. 49. RESOURCES• www.yahoomovies.com• www.breakpoint.org• www.imdb.com• Story, Robert McKee
    50. 50. RESOURCES• www.yahoomovies.com• www.breakpoint.org• www.imdb.com• Story, Robert McKee• Reel Spirituality, Robert Johnston
    51. 51. RESOURCES• www.yahoomovies.com• www.breakpoint.org• www.imdb.com• Story, Robert McKee• Reel Spirituality, Robert Johnston• Safe Movies/Cautious Movies List
    52. 52. THEEND
    53. 53. THEEND
    54. 54. REFLECTIONS MINISTRIES RESOURCES
    55. 55. REFLECTIONS MINISTRIES RESOURCES Reflections - A free monthly teaching letter
    56. 56. REFLECTIONS MINISTRIES RESOURCES Reflections - A free monthly teaching letter
    57. 57. REFLECTIONS MINISTRIES RESOURCES Reflections - A free monthly teaching letter
    58. 58. REFLECTIONS MINISTRIES RESOURCES Reflections - A free monthly teaching letter KenBoa.org website - Daily Growth email and free text and audio resources
    59. 59. DVD SERIES
    60. 60. DVD SERIES- Audio/visual presentations of crucial topics
    61. 61. DVD SERIES- Audio/visual presentations of crucial topics- $20 each
    62. 62. DVD SERIES- Audio/visual presentations of crucial topics- $20 each- Call 800-DRAW NEAR (800-372-9632)
    63. 63. KENBOA.ORG KenBoa.org ken_boa Kenneth Boa

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