Category Archives: Commentaries on Film

The Gospel in the Tree of Life

pennIn his 1977 book Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale, author and theologian Frederick Buechner describes preaching the gospel as telling the truth—the “presenting of life itself so that we can see it for not at what various times we call it Continue reading

The Two Natures of God in The Tree of Life

Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, in its broadest sense, transposes the gospel narrative. Through three stories that together cover creation, fall and redemption—specifically via Jesus Christ as a didactic church scene suggests—the film ultimately states that humankind can only find hope and life in a reconciled relationship with creator God. Continue reading