32 min

Movies and Ministry: Finding God in the Art of Filmmaking The Living Church Podcast

    • Christianity

We're still maybe not flocking back into movie theaters, but that's OK. We thought we'd bring a little of the arts and entertainment world to you today.

A couple months ago the Living Church made a friend in producer Mary Beth Minnis, a documentary filmmaker from Austin, Texas. In various ways, Mary Beth has dedicated her life to tell stories that reveal truth and bring hope. After over a decade in college ministry and mentoring with the organization, Cru, Mary Beth jumped headlong into the world of filmmaking, which you'll hear about in today's episode. Mary Beth has served as producer on seven films so far, including the short film TOWER, which won the 2018 Emmy for "Best Historical Documentary," and is currently at work on the documentary, Clarkston, with co-producer Katie Couric.

Today we'll talk about how and where Mary Beth sees the Lord at work in the film industry and in the lives of those she works with, the kinds of stories that she loves telling, what the craft of filmmaking can teach us about God, and what her job looks like day to day, which, I found, seems to involve a lot of the aspects and require many of the same virtues as working in ministry.

Learn more about Mary Beth's films:
Return to Mogadishu: Remembering Black Hawk Down
Imba Means Sing
Mama Rwanda
TOWER
JUMP SHOT: The Kenny Sailors Story
Imperdonabile/Unforgivable
CLARKSTON: The Most Diverse Square Mile


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Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/living-church/support

We're still maybe not flocking back into movie theaters, but that's OK. We thought we'd bring a little of the arts and entertainment world to you today.

A couple months ago the Living Church made a friend in producer Mary Beth Minnis, a documentary filmmaker from Austin, Texas. In various ways, Mary Beth has dedicated her life to tell stories that reveal truth and bring hope. After over a decade in college ministry and mentoring with the organization, Cru, Mary Beth jumped headlong into the world of filmmaking, which you'll hear about in today's episode. Mary Beth has served as producer on seven films so far, including the short film TOWER, which won the 2018 Emmy for "Best Historical Documentary," and is currently at work on the documentary, Clarkston, with co-producer Katie Couric.

Today we'll talk about how and where Mary Beth sees the Lord at work in the film industry and in the lives of those she works with, the kinds of stories that she loves telling, what the craft of filmmaking can teach us about God, and what her job looks like day to day, which, I found, seems to involve a lot of the aspects and require many of the same virtues as working in ministry.

Learn more about Mary Beth's films:
Return to Mogadishu: Remembering Black Hawk Down
Imba Means Sing
Mama Rwanda
TOWER
JUMP SHOT: The Kenny Sailors Story
Imperdonabile/Unforgivable
CLARKSTON: The Most Diverse Square Mile


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Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/living-church/support

32 min