Reel Grace 2017

Christians believe an audacious fact. At the heart of our faith is the bold claim that in a world full of stories, with a world’s worth of heroes, villains, comedies, tragedies, twists of fate, and surprise endings, there is really only one story. One grand narrative subsumes and encompasses all the other comings and goings of every creature— real or fictitious— on the earth.  -- Mike Cosper in 'The Stories We Tell'

Reel Grace:  Gospel Shadows in Today's Movies has quickly become a favorite series here at Grace. The big idea of the series is that all the stories we tell can't help but reflect God's big story of Grace across history and the Bible. And so we see beauty, brokenness, the search for meaning, sin, substitute saviors, great sacrifice and more in so many of our favorite movies. Our Reel Grace series explores these story elements, connecting to them to God's story of Grace in Jesus Christ.

Gospel Shadows in La La Land

Tim Theule | Matthew 7:24-29 | 9/3/2017

A look at the award winning movie 'La La Land' serves as the finale of our summer series, Reel Grace 2017: Gospel Shadows in Today's Movies.  'La La Land is a love story with a twist.  It's fun, colorful and points us to the Gospel in some thought-provoking ways.  

Gospel Shadows in Finding Dory

Tim Theule | John 14:1-11 | 8/6/2017

In this second of our three part summer series, Reel Grace 2017, we explore the good, the true and beautiful in the 2016 Pixar family friendly animation hit 'Finding Dory.' 

Gospel Shadows in Hidden Figures

Tim Theule | 1 Peter 2:12-19 | 7/2/2017

Each summer at Grace Central Coast we take a few weeks to explore how some of today's movies reflect Gospel truths.  We kick our much-anticipated Reel Grace 2017 series with a look at 'Hidden Figures' which tells the fascinating true story of 3 black women working at NASA in the early 1960s.