reb•e•lu•tion (reb’el lu shen) n. a teenage rebellion against the low expectations of an ungodly culture.


SAICFF: 10:40 A.M. - 10/29

While Brett covers R.C. Sproul, Jr., and his lecture entitled, The Weapons of Our Warfare: Truth, Beauty, Righteousness, I will be providing notes and commentary on a lecture that was very popular and impacting to festival attendees last year, entitled Hollywood's Most Despised Villian by Geoff Botkin.

Mr. Botkin begins by defining two key terms:

Holiness: As applied to media: Purity of content, Biblically moral content, sanctified content consecrated to God, separate form and vastly different from conventional worldly standards.

Aesthetics: The science of defining goodness, truth, and beauty and how culture is perceived. Through aesthetic elements we feel, perceive and see a culture’s religion. Aesthetic elements are the external elements of culture, the physical building blocks of culture. They are the imprint of faith on life and culture. All are religious. They are the theological marks of society, even secular society. They are the marks of one’s values and moral codes. Christian aesthetic elements are the ingredients of Christian culture, which is nothing more than Christian civilization. They are the tools of discipleship, the very framework of the Kingdom of God.