Reel Grace 2018

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 Black Panther

Tim Theule | 1 Peter 2:9-12 | 9/2/2018

We wrap up our 2018 Reel Grace series with a look at Black Panther, an intriguing addition to the Marvel Comics Universe.   Black Panther reflects and points us to the Gospel in some powerful and fun ways. 

Gospel Shadows in Wonder

Tim Theule | Micah 6:6-8 | 8/5/2018

In the 3rd installment of our 2018 Reel Grace series we explore some 'Gospel shadows' in the movie 'Wonder', which tells the story of Auggie Pullman, a boy born with facial differences, and those around him.  

Gospel Shadows in Darkest Hour

Tim Theule | Isaiah 40:21-31 | 7/8/2018

We continue our fun summer Reel Grace series with a look at Gospel shadows in the Darkest Hour, about Winston Churchill and a crucial turning point in World War II.

Gospel Shadows in Coco

Tim Theule | 2 Corinthians 5:1-11 | 6/10/2018

Our Reel Grace series has become a summer favorite at Grace Central Coast.  We kick things off this year with a look at Pixar's animated hit, 'Coco.'