Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Godless Hollywood

I googled the phrase "Godless Hollywood" and found 1,570 results. Now some of those results, I'm sure, are using "Hollywood" to mean the media. But the media certainly isn't "godless" in the sense of God-free, or I wouldn't be able to find anything to watch when I want to write about Movie Churches every week.

Someone asked me recently whether I'd run out of movie churches to write about. There are still loads of movies about churches, and there are many more about God that I haven't gotten to yet. And there are all of the TV shows, songs and webcasts that touch on God and religion. Many times, it's Bill Maher type of negative talk about God, but it's certainly not God-free.

Now, if some of those "Godless Hollywood" google results were about the literal location called Hollywood -- well, we saw something very different. Among the potbellied superheroes and costumed cartoon characters that had only the vaguest resemblance to the actual characers, quite a few people were working to make God's presence known.

See for yourself.
-- Dean 


These pictures were taken in the neighborhood of Mann's Chinese Theater and Hollywood Bowl. The flyer was handed to us on the street near the theater.