Alright,I confess and I’m not ashamed to admit it – I and my wife went to go see The Golden Compass over the holiday break. My take: it was a great movie! Enjoyable, interesting story, likeable characters.
Yes, there was an agenda with the movie that was not so subtle (or maybe that’s just because I was so primed for it from all the hub-bub on the “anti-anything non-Christian” crowd). I haven’t processed the underlying message of the movie; perhaps I will if time permits later.
I found Carl Trueman’s short little piece on the movie and the typical Christian reaction over at Reformation 21 very insightful. He gave a good and fair critique of our over-endorsement of some things simply because they are labeled with the adjective “christian”, and under-appreciation of other things because they lack, or sometimes provoke and antagonize Christians with what we believe.
Check it out in full here. But I loved this little bit, and had to include it on my blog: