Professor of theology and culture is interviewed on Centered Radio
Professor Robert Johnston
Robert K. Johnston, professor of theology and culture at Fuller, was interviewed in December
on Centered Radio
—a Christian broadcasting network—about film, our increasingly visual culture, and the church.
Dr. Johnston, who is also co-director of the Brehm Center’s Reel Spirituality Initiative, discussed changing attitudes of the Christian community toward film and the need for the church to embrace visual storytelling.
“Our storytelling as a culture has changed from the printed page to the movie screen,” Johnston said. “We’re simply now in a visual age.”
“How we primarily process reality is changing before our eyes . . . It’s simply a new ballgame, and the church has recognized that if it’s going to be in the ballgame it needs to take this seriously.”
Johnston called for Christians to “be intelligent” about the movies they choose to see—to read reviews, listen to input from the community—but then, once in front of that film, “Allow yourself to let the story charm you.”Listen to the full interview here