Christian literary magazine launched, movie conference slated
The first edition of a Christian literary magazine was released recently to cater to readers and writers who are interested in Christian literary fiction; even as a movie conference is slated for early next year.
Athanatos Christian Ministries released recently the first issue of Literary Apologetics.Mag, which is focused on apologetics through the venue of literature. It is their view that this can lend to the cultural climate and be a strong vehicle for ministry.
ACM is committed to the use of arts and film as a means to edify the church. Currently, aside from Literary Apologetics.Mag, they are hosting a Christian writing contest and entries are currently being accepted. There is a high school category and an adult category for those aged 19 and above. Poems are also accepted.
Literary Apologetics.Mag can be either read online or downloaded and printed. It is also available in Ebook and Kindle editions. Its first issue contains the award winning story “The Faceless One” by Robert Cely, as well as poems and commentaries.
Apologetics Conference on Culture and Arts
Another pending project under ACM is the Apologetics Conference on Culture and Arts, which will be held at the Athanatos Christian Ministry’s 2011 online apologetics conference on April 8-9, 2011.
Speakers include Jason Jones, co-executive producer of Bella, an award-wining, pro-life film. The conference will call on all Christians to use the arts to defend Christianity, marriage, family and life through movies and films, Christian Newswire reported.
The keynote address will be presented by Dr. Gene Edward Veith, Jr., a leading advocate for Christians in the arts. Another speaker scheduled is Dallas Jenkins, who created the newly-released film, What If? Dick Rolfe, CEO of the Dove Foundation will also be present, among others.
Anthony Horvarth, executive director of ACM pointed out the need to have a conference where the defense of family is key.
He said, “A defense of the family amounts to a defense of Christianity. Since the attack on the family often comes through the media and the culture, it makes sense to ponder how best to resist- and fight back.”
Because the conference will be held online, people from all over the world are invited to attend. It is hoped that included will be ‘culture warriors,’ artists, theologians, writers and film makers.
Those interested in participating may go to www.onlineapologeticsconference.com and register. There are special discounts for the first 50 registrants and for early birds, according to Christian Newswire.
A short film contest will offer more than $1,000 in awards and will be judged by sponsors, conference speakers, attendees and the general public.
Horvarth said, “Our video contest is our way to put our money where our mouth is, supporting Christians in the visual arts. Hopefully placing in our contest will open up other opportunities for them.”