That Was the Year That. . .:
2015 Was a Spectacular Year for Movies with Faith & Values
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher
Last year, 2015, turned out to be a spectacular year for movies with faith and values, despite some glitches and snags.
Family-friendly movies and movies with strong or very strong Christian, spiritually uplifting, moral, conservative, and inspiring content and biblical worldviews made much more money than movies with strong Anti-Christian, immoral, ungodly, unbiblical, deceitful, and radical leftist content and worldviews.
2015 was the year that CINDERELLA triumphed over evil and greed with courage and kindness and forgave her enemy.
2015 was the year that THE GOOD DINOSAUR learned to “fear not” so he could reunite with his family.
2015 was the year that Oh in HOME learned how important mothers and children are.
2015 was the year that Joy learned that self-sacrifice saves others in INSIDE OUT.
2015 was the year that MAX the dog taught his human family about faith, morals and patriotism.
2015 was the year that THE PEANUTS MOVIE affirmed Compassion, Honesty, Selflessness, and Bravery.
2015 was the year that SHAUN THE SHEEP found out that sheep need a shepherd.
2015 was the year that WAR ROOM helped people find a deeper, more active and more real prayer life.
2015 was the year that THE 33 showed that only God can do the impossible.
2015 was the year that ANT-MAN showed that fathers and daughters need each other.
2015 was the year that AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON warned people not to play God.
2015 was the year that FURIOUS 7 showed us the way to our ultimate home.
2015 was the year that THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2 showed us that power corrupts.
2015 was the year that JOY used her God-given talents to succeed.
2015 was the year that JURASSIC WORLD showed that stewardship triumphs over playing God.
2015 was the year that MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION extolled friendship, self-sacrifice, loyalty, and doing the right thing.
2015 was the year that MAD MAX learned that, by grace, he could be redeemed.
2015 was the year that THE MARTIAN realized that Jesus was vital to his survival.
2015 was the year that BROOKLYN showed that a Christian marriage ceremony saves a marriage.
2015 was the year that CAPTIVE showed the power of Grace.
2015 was the year that DO YOU BELIEVE? showed us how we should then live.
2015 was the year that A.D.: THE BIBLE CONTINUES showed the power of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers.
2015 was the year that ANCIENT ROADS FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE had scholars reveal the Truth.
2015 was the year that BLUE BLOODS: Hold Outs told us to study the Bible for solutions to real problems.
2015 was the year that CHICAGO FIRE: Forgiving, Relentless, Unconditional told us that God calls us to unconditional love and forgiveness.
2015 was the year that DOLLY PARTON’S COAT OF MANY COLORS showed the real meaning of faith, family and love.
2015 was the year that SAINTS & STRANGERS showed the best history of a real faith in Jesus Christ.
2015 was the year that Christian, biblical, patriotic faith and values were lifted up in movies and television programs.
2015 was the year that morally uplifting, redemptive movies showed amazing strength in overseas markets.
2015 was the year that at least seven of the Top 10 movies at the box office contained a pro-family message.
2015 was the year that sex did not sell – again.
2015 was the year that foul language did not sell – again.
2015 was the year that graphic nudity did not sell – again.
2015 was the year that godless, politically correct, narcissistic, radical values and lifestyles did not sell – again.
2015 was the year that moviegoers supported the Good, the True and the Beautiful – again.
And, finally, 2015 was the year that movies reflecting Christian, redemptive, biblical principles and practices with morally uplifting values and patriotic, pro-capitalist, anti-socialist content promoting liberty continued to be far more financially successful than those that deliberately and strongly violated those values and principles.
Movieguide® will celebrate the best movies and television programs and performances with faith and values at its 24th Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry, to be held Friday, Feb. 5, at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
At the Gala, Movieguide® will release its 2016 Report to the Entertainment Industry, a comprehensive financial, spiritual and moral analysis of the industry, American society and the world.
A special one-hour version of the Faith & Values Awards will be telecast on the REELZChannel at 4 pm Pacific Time and 7 pm Eastern on Feb. 22 and again at 9 pm Pacific Time and 12 Midnite Eastern on Feb. 24.
This year’s theme for the Gala is “Home and Heart.”
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