NRB President & CEO Shares Insights on Upcoming Noah Film

Noah the movieNRB has been making headlines over the past two weeks following the release of a joint announcement from the association and Paramount Pictures regarding the upcoming film Noah.

In addition to news coverage on the addition of an explanatory message to marketing materials for Noah, Christianity Today published three written pieces by NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, who previewed the movie last month together with NRB Board Member Phil Cooke.

In the first piece, Dr. Johnson shares some positives from the film, directed by filmmaker Darren Aronofsky and starring actor Russell Crowe.

“While there may be much to critique about Tinsel Town, it is more fair (and more Christian) to put the movie in context and to acknowledge its positive characteristics – before we launch a broadside attack,” wrote Dr. Johnson.

In the second piece, Dr. Johnson goes over five negative features about Noah, noting in particular that “none of these negatives can be deduced from watching the previews that have been released.”

“Given these facts, and facts they are, the movie trailer may feel like a ‘bait and switch’ to Jews and Christians,” shared Dr. Johnson.

In the third and final piece, Dr. Johnson offers his take on what a proper reaction to Noah would be for Christians and for Hollywood in light of the film’s mix of positives and negatives.

“So, do we buy up block tickets for our church or do we boycott this new movie?” posed Dr. Johnson before providing his answer.

To read the pieces, which appear as guest posts for Ed Stetzer's "The Exchange" blog on Christianity Today, click on the links below:

 Also on the web is Phil Cooke’s commentary on the movie:

Published: March 13, 2014