This month’s special episode is with my friend and fellow podcaster Chris Staron. Chis is the creator and host of Truce Podcast, a show that uses journalistic tools to look inside the Christian church. Chris has made two Christian movies and talks about the filmmaking process. In this conversation, Chris explains the difficulty of making a Christian film, why he supports the industry, and we talk about his podcast Truce.
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Stories we shared:
- Why he started Truce
- Why he wants to use journalistic tools in the church
- The kinds of issues he likes to address
- The Christian film industry
- What it takes to make a film
- The difficulty of getting a message across in a movie
- The question of whether a Christian film has to be clean
- Why audiences have to invest in order to have better films
- Strategies Christian filmmakers are using to create more lucrative movies
- How God uses many things to reach people
- Why subjective opinions are okay when it comes to art
Great quotes from Chris:
It’s a tough calling to love your enemy.
I got into Christian films because in film school, I couldn’t decide if I wanted to make movies or be a pastor.
Resources we mentioned: