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Getting Dramatic: Actors perform a staged reading of a screenplay by an Art Within member.
Materialism. Drugs. Infidelity. Narcissism. When Christians talk about Hollywood, we usually shake our heads and go on about how terrible it is. Because it seems so blatantly anti-Christian, we've written it off rather than embraced it as the mission field it is.
At least two people, however, have caught God's vision for making a difference in Hollywood. While many in the church consider Hollywood hopeless, Bryan Coley and Barbara Nicolosi represent a growing movement of Tinseltown insiders who offer the hope of Christ.
Sowing seeds of truth
Twelve years ago, Bryan Coley had season tickets to two Atlanta theater companies. The plays he saw glorified post-modernism and dysfunctional lives by depicting a "bunch of screwed-up people." But, he says, God tapped him on the shoulder and said, "You're just criticizing. You need to create." …