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Adam Thomas

Remake the Gospel as Film | Children, Youth, and Family

Tags: context, film, Gospel, imagination, interpretation, remake, youth

Every other movie coming out these days seems to be a remake of an older film. Could the film industry possibly have run out of new ideas? No, but the old ideas don’t cost as much to develop, so the studios see dollar signs, combined with the potential of tapping into the nostalgia of the older market and the excitement of introducing the younger market to a faster, louder, flashier version of the old film.

This is an excerpt from an essay in Renew 52: 50+ Ideas to Revitalize Your Congregation from Leaders under 50. Download the e-book for free.

About Adam Thomas

The Rev. Adam Thomas serves God as Associate Rector at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Cohasset, MA. His first book, Digital Disciple: Real Christianity in a Virtual World, was published in May 2011 by Abingdon Press. His blog,, and his ordination to the priesthood both had their fourth anniversaries in June 2012. Adam lives in Weymouth, Mass., with his wife Leah, who brings him more joy than he thought was possible.