The much anticipated Da Vinci Code finally releases today, and I've noticed a couple of things:
- There is absolutely no 'buzz' about the movie within my junior high ministry. This doesn't mean none of them plan to see it, but I don't know of any of my students who have read the book or are planning to see the movie. I'm sure the interest increases with high school students.
- More and more media outlets are giving it poor reviews and being fairly objective in treating it as fictional. I've read numerous articles and watched a show on the Sci-Fi channel last night that made it a priority to point out the flaws and mis-representations in the book and film.
- I'm surprisingly unconcerned about the whole thing. A movie was produced by Hollywood that puts the Church in a bad light....what's new about that? Is it damaging? Probably a little. But I believe this movie gives us an open door to have wonderful spiritual conversations with those who are seeking. I also believe that truth wins and that the Gospel of Christ is more powerful than a movie starring Tom Hanks.