Why Sunday Movies?

I firmly believe that our behavior on the Sabbath is a direct reflection of our appreciation and reverence for Jesus Christ and His Atonement. Sundays belong to God.

Ideally we would be spending Sundays doing what Christ would do: seeking spiritual rejuvenation (especially at church); visiting the sick, the lonely, the broken-hearted; studying and teaching the scriptures; or serving other people in any way we can. That list is insufficient, but you get the idea.

To spend Sundays sitting idly back, remote in hand, waiting to be entertained, is not only a waste of time but a slap in the face to God and the special day He has given us.

And yet, I believe there is a place for Sabbath-day entertainment when it is more than entertainment.

My awesome wife and kids

My awesome wife and kids

Maybe it teaches a gospel principle. Maybe it inspires us to be a better person. Maybe it’s borderline pointless, but it’s clean, and we’re bringing our family or friends closer together by watching and laughing together. Either way, the movies we do choose to watch should somehow bring us closer to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

In my personal opinion (and believe me, that’s all it is), the films I feature on this blog fit one of those criteria.

I promise as you make an effort to limit and filter your Sunday entertainment, you will see a difference in the feeling in your home. You will become closer to your family. Most importantly, you will develop a closer and more personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

And may all of us make an effort to do something more on Sundays than watch movies. 🙂

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6 Responses to Why Sunday Movies?

  1. Eileen says:

    Thank you. With lent coming up, I was tempted to just not watch t.v. On Sunday’s. But then I thought I would do some searching and found your site. Thank you so much I really never thought I would find anything that was actually what I had in mind…..but you hit it spot on.

  2. Hubbard says:

    Adam… I haven’t read your blog for awhile but I totally appreciate it!!!! I didn’t realized how many movies you had on here. I can’t wait to add some to our playlist. We love wholesome movies!!!! I have three suggestions to add onto your list: Genesis Code, Fireproof, and Courageous. They use to be on netflix and some of our favorites. Great date movies. Hey also can I highlight your blog? It should only take 2 minutes to fill out. http://mormonswhoblog.com/submit-your-blog/

  3. Adam says:

    Submitted — thanks May Bo!

  4. Adam
    Just ran into your site. Much applause. Just a thought – I was a producer for the Church for 12 years and had a film career in California for 25 years before that. if you want to check out a number of church titles that I have produced and directed and written (some of them), feel free to add a link. They are there for my archive only. Some were for highly specific purposes, so were not widely seen. I have not monitized my site for a reason. That might be an issue if you do. One for Easter – check out – “John the Beloved’s Witness: The Last Day’s of Jesus’ Ministry”. Only had one broadcast on BYUtv. Also – a rare one – “Treasures: The Story of Latter-day Scriptures”

    The play lists have Bible oriented titles. Not well marked on my site – I will have to fix that.

    Let me know what you think
    https://www.youtube.com/user/RJHatchMedia

    • Adam says:

      Thanks Richard, I’ll check it out! Unfortunately I’ve had other priorities come up and haven’t been able to keep up these reviews for a couple of years now. I’ve kept the blog up so people like you could read past posts, but I appreciate the kind words!

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