The J-Word

“Facing the Giants,” an uplifting and surprsiingly well done film about football and faith, opens tomorrow in about 430 theaters nationwide. Though the movie has no profanity, sexual situations (other than discussions of prgnancy and infertility), or violence (outside the gridiron), the Motion Picture Association of America deemed it offensive enough to give it a PG rating. The apparent reason? There is too much mention of Jesus Christ.

Go see this movie. It’s a lot more entertaining than the latest shenanigans from real-life football prima donas like “T.O.” And don’t you think it’s time the MPAA were flagged for illegal procedure?

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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