“Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31 (NKJV)
“Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” – Philippians 4:8 (NKJV)
What we watch matters to God and to those we influence (family, friends, co-workers, etc). Films are an excellent way to learn more about the Bible and see it come to life on the big screen, especially in authentic settings like the Middle East. Thanks to the golden days of Hollywood and independent production companies like the Christian History Institute and Sherwood Pictures, Christian audiences have much to choose from today. However, they need guidance (direction, instruction) in discerning what is both good and bad. Production quality is important to me. So are good scripts, directors, and actors. Still, regardless of genre or type, the Christian films I recommend here must (1) uphold and conform to the Word and (2) be evangelistic. I also recommend films that inform audiences about the Bible and church history. Anything else is unworthy of the Christian label, regardless of quality.
Most Christian production companies today have set their spiritual standards low. They aim for clean entertainment but neglect the proclamation of the gospel (Bible) and the testimonies of the saints (church history). God saves people when we preach the Word (1 Corinthians 1:21). But that Word can come through a sermon, song, or film. We know the power of anointed songs and sermons. Have we experienced the power of anointed films? Do we believe God can save people through the preached Word and saints’ testimonies on screen? If not, then let’s aim higher!
Christian Production Companies (official websites)
- Christian History Institute
- Downes Brothers Entertainment
- Henline Productions
- Pure Flix Entertainment
- Sherwood Pictures