Pastor and author Matt Rawle is on a mission. He sees Christ all around him in books, movies, TV shows, rock music and he wants to share what he sees. As Matt says, God offers the raw ingredients, and 'culture' is whatever we cook up. Hollywood Jesus is pastor and author Matt Rawle's study of Jesus and Christ figures in films including Cool Hand Luke , The Lion King , The Truman Show , and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest . Explore what happens when script meets Scripture, when pop culture encounters the King of kings and Lord of lords. Hollywood Jesus is part of The Pop in Culture Series of bible studies in which Matt Rawle stirs up a tasty gumbo of insight, humor, and inspiration based on some of your favorite pop culture classics. A DVD featuring four sessions with the author, a full Leader Guide, and a Worship Resources Flash Drive also are available for group study.
Matt Rawle is Lead Pastor at The Well United Methodist Church in Ponchatoula, LA. He graduated from the LSU School of Music and Duke Divinity School. Matt is an international speaker who loves to tell an old story in a new way, especially at the intersection of pop culture and the church. Matt and his wife Christie have three daughters: Isabelle, Annaleigh, and Cecilia. For Rawle, integrating pop culture and Christian faith makes Jesus more accessible. These studies are especially for folks who might not know the lingo, who have been turned off by the church, or who don't go to church. There's a lot we can learn from TV, movies, and books. God is bigger than Sunday morning worship.