People often listen to a lot of contemporary Christian music, and I’m not always sure why. Cause I play it, and I know there’s not a lot to most of it. Sometimes it concerns me, the number of people who can quote my songs, or they can quote the songs of several different people, but they can’t quote the Scriptures – as if anything a musician might have to say would be worth listening to. Really, I mean, what musicians do is they put together chords, and rhythms, and melodies. So if you want entertainment, I suggest Christian entertainment, because I think it’s good. But if you want spiritual nourishment, I suggest you go to church or read your bible or something. And let this entertain you, but look beyond this for what you really need in life.
-Rich Mullins, intro to “Elijah”
Tobias Lindholm, writer and director of the excellent A Hijacking, notes
I couldn’t make a film about the truth of the hijackings in the Indian Ocean, because I don’t believe that truth exists. But I could make a film about seamen, pirates, CEOs and relatives. Because they do exist. And if A HIJACKING feels like it is about them, then I am very close to my goal.
How does your view of truth affect your filmmaking? Does your belief in truth require that you know the truth in every situation? Does your belief in black and white mean there is no gray? Do you give equal weight to the first line of Proverbs 21:2 as well as the second line?