May 27, 2021

Faithspotting "A Quiet Place"

Faithspotting  "A Quiet Place"

Kenny and Mike discuss the film and spot faith reflected in the 2018 blockbuster A Quiet Place. Faith Elements Spotted: Place of Sacrificial Love.  Complexity of Guilt and Recovery: Civic Guilt, Law Based-Objective Existential /Religious Guilt,...


Kenny and Mike discuss the film and spot faith reflected in the 2018 blockbuster A Quiet Place.

Faith Elements Spotted:

Place of Sacrificial Love. 

Complexity of Guilt and Recovery:

Civic Guilt, Law Based-Objective

Existential /Religious Guilt, Moral Responsibility- Subjective aspects. Not limited or defined by laws. 

Psychologic Guilt, Subjective experience of guilt.

Faith Allows/Offers forgiveness when guilt is through intentional actions when accompanied by confession and repentance. Faith also allows healing when tragedy is the unintended result of one's actions. Both are the result of sin and the brokenness of of God's once perfect creation.  

Place of the Resurrection and the Kingdom of God and new life in guilt, forgiveness, and guilty feelings. 

Theodicy: Theological reflection why sin, suffering, and brokenness remain even as God is a God of love and is all powerful. 

Purpose and Place for Intentional Presence and Communication of Feelings and Forgiveness When Necessary:

It is important to communicate love, forgiveness, and feelings whether feelings of joy, pride, anger.  Such intentionality of presence and communication is reflected in communal worship. Such intentionality helps protect against isolation which amplifies anger, guilt and negative behavior. Unlike the film, in the midst of guilt and guilty feelings, a quiet place can be one of danger. 

John Krasinski & Noah Jupe, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Cade Woodard                                                                          Paramount Pictures