“I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted. You asked ‘who is this that obscures my counsel without knowledge? Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know…” Job 42:2-3
I BEGIN WITH JOB, as many think this book is the oldest example of a man documenting God’s interaction with humanity through prose and through poetry, but my focus will be on Noah. Specifically, I am concerned with the Biblical account of Noah versus Darren Aronofsky’s recent film.
For me, watching Noah was powerful. Did I have some theological problems with it? Yes. Did the film deviate from Bible? Absolutely. Did I feel like Mr. Aronofsky’s spirit was less than humble or altruistic in producing the film? His own words lead me to say yes. Do I worry that people will see the film directed by a self professed atheist and be misled about the nature of God? A little, but no more than I worry that I may mislead someone through my actions as a self-professed representative of the Kingdom. Read More