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Hollywood Worldviews

How to Watch Movies With
Christian Wisdom & Discernment

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Do You Know How To Watch a Movie?

Have you ever watched a movie and loved it or hated it, but had trouble explaining why?

Are you frustrated with how entertainment influences your kids, but you don’t know how to communicate to them without turning them off?

Have you seen how movies and television influence the culture, but don’t feel confident in conversing about them with your family, friends or coworkers?

Are you a storyteller who wants to change the world with your stories?

Then the Hollywood Worldviews Course is for you.

Brian Godawa, Hollywood screenwriter and best-selling novelist, uncovers the power of storytelling in movies and in the Bible in 5 mind-blowing video lectures with powerpoint and film clips.

These fascinating talks that will equip you with the ability to watch films with wisdom and discernment, and to explain to others the power of storytelling to change the world.


 

Here's What You’ll Get:

These 5 Info-Packed Video Lectures
on How To Watch Movies
with Powerpoint and Film Clips!

Each video in the Hollywood Worldviews Course is standalone and can be watched independently or in any order.


Incarnation in the Movies

This video lecture will help you:

• Understand how worldview is embodied within movies (and all stories) •
• Educate you on how to discern the worldview in the movies you watch •
• Appreciate the power of imagination and story in the Bible •
• Master the 3 parts of a worldview •
• Learn the 8 Elements of Incarnation for stories •


Subversion in the Movies

This video lecture will help you:

• Learn the 3 steps of how stories subvert culture •
• Discover how the Apostle Paul used subversion to spread the Gospel to pagans •
• Give you tools for discerning when a movie is undermining your worldview •
• Tell stories that subvert our own cultural narratives with the Gospel •


Sex and Violence in the Bible

This video lecture will help you:

• Approach the issue of sex, violence, and profanity from a biblical perspective •
• Discover just how the Bible deals with depicting sinful behaviors •
• Become educated on where to draw the line for depiction of evil in movies and stories •
• Give you 4 ways that the Bible exposes sin without exploiting sin •


Redemption in the Movies

This video lecture will help you:

• Learn the 9 basic elements of story used in movies and the Bible •
• Deepen your understanding of movies and the Bible through a knowledge of story •
• Develop your own ability of telling stories in a more persuasive way in your own life •
• Protect you from subversive attempts of movies to undermine your beliefs •


Horror: A Biblical Genre

This video lecture will help you:

• Understand how God uses horror as a genre in the Scriptures •
• Appreciate the purposes of horror with a Christian worldview •
• Interpret the difference between godless horror and God-honoring horror stories •
• Learn how the genre of horror is used to inspire holiness and hatred of evil •
• See the power of horror to address the immorality of a postmodern world that denies evil •


Each video in the Hollywood Worldviews Course is standalone and can be watched independently or in any order.


 
 

PLUS, You’ll Get:

These 2 BONUS Video Lectures
with Powerpoint and Film Clips!
PLUS "How to Watch a Movie" Cheat Sheet

Bonus # 1:
Popular Worldviews in the Movies:
Existentialism

This Powerpoint video lecture will help you:

• Become aware of how influenced we all are by this godless worldview in movies.
• Learn the 3 basic elements of the Existentialist worldview.
• Discover the 3 results in our culture from Existentialist movies.
• Discern the good from the bad so you can guard your own movie viewing and help others.


Bonus # 2:
Popular Worldviews in the Movies:
Postmodernism

This Powerpoint video lecture will help you:

• Become aware of how influenced we all are by this godless worldview in movies.
• Learn the 4 basic components of a Postmodern worldview in movies.
• Discern the good from the bad so you can guard your own movie viewing and help others.


Bonus # 3:
How To Watch a Movie
Cheat Sheet

This is a summary of the 9 basic elements of story structure in all movies, taken from the book Hollywood Worldviews. But I've also included 9 additional things to look for when watching a movie.

 
 

PLUS, You’ll Get This

Additional BONUS FREE Ebook
Hollywood Worldviews!

Kindle, Epub or PDF

Bonus # 4:
Hollywood Worldviews:
Watching Films With Wisdom and Discernment

Hollywood screenwriter Brian Godawa explains how storytellers in the movies and television influence us with their worldviews.

You’ll Learn…

• About 2 kinds of movie viewers, cultural anorexics and cultural gluttons. Which are you? •
• How to find balance in your movie viewing habits •
• How to discern the worldview in a movie •
• The 9 elements of story in every movie •
• Specific examples of movie worldviews •
• Humanism, Existentialism, Postmodernism and others •
• How Christianity is treated in movies, both good and bad •

 

ONE MORE BONUS:

A FREE MP3 Audiobook
of Hollywood Worldviews!

Bonus # 5:
Hollywood Worldviews:
The MP3 Audiobook

The Audiobook of Hollywood Worldviews is currently being recorded and will be available in MP3 format in Mid-November. When it is finished, I will upload it here, and alert you through email. You can then download it anytime you want.

 

Still not sure?

Watch the 3 FREE Videos Below
on How To Watch Movies

Check out the 3 Free Videos in the Course Curriculum at the bottom of this web page

 

Your Instructor


Brian Godawa
Brian Godawa

Brian Godawa is the screenwriter for the award-winning feature film, To End All Wars, starring Kiefer Sutherland, and Alleged, starring Brian Dennehy as Clarence Darrow and Fred Thompson as William Jennings Bryan. Previously Brian adapted to film the best-selling supernatural thriller novel The Visitation by author Frank Peretti for Ralph Winter (X-Men, Planet of the Apes), and wrote and directed several documentaries, including Wall of Separation for PBS.

Brian’s articles on movies and philosophy have been published around the world. He has traveled around the United States teaching on movies, worldviews, and culture to colleges, churches, and community groups.

His popular book, Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment (InterVarsity Press) is used as a textbook in schools around the country. His novel series, the saga Chronicles of the Nephilim is in the Top Ten of Biblical Fiction on Amazon and is an imaginative retelling of Bible stories about the Watchers, the Nephilim Giants, and the War of the Seed of the Serpent with the Seed of Eve. The sequel series, Chronicles of the Apocalypse tells the story of the Apostle John’s book of Revelation, and Chronicles of the Watchers recounts true history through the Watcher paradigm.

His main website is www.godawa.com.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
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What if I am unhappy with the course?
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