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I have blogged before about Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia, and their movie making skills.  (BTW, they have a new movie out this fall:  Courageous)  I am thrilled that fellow believers are going into the world but not becoming a part of it.  Many people will go to a movie for entertainment.  Most movies have too much gratuitous sex, language and violence for my comfort. Here’s two articles about other movies of faith out there.

Now Sherwood is spreading the word about on Christian movie making and one early result is the Grace Card, produced by Calvary Church of the Nazarene (A proud disclaimer:  That’s my denomination!) and a Memphis optometrist, Dr. David Evans.  Here’s an article about a showing at Trevecca Nazarene University. I have not yet seen the movie but I plan to be there with bells on the weekend of the 25th (unless I am providentially hindered)!

The Grace Card is about a white police officer who has lost whatever faith he has and his family situation is precarious and his new partner is an African-American officer who is also a pastor.  They are not even sure they will get along; the pastor wonders if he is called to pastor or be a peace officer.  A terrible thing happens and both learn the value of forgiveness and grace.  It is PG-13 due to “some violence and thematic elements”; so don’t worry about realism.  It portrays the Christian faith in a crisis situation.

If you are a believer/follower of Christ, good stewardship is a necessity.  Sometimes that means using our economic power to support good things.  The Grace Card should be one of those opportunities.

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)


  1. Rodney says:

    Thank you so much for your mention of the new Grace Card & Courageous movies in your blog! We really do appreciate your support and willingness to share your thoughts of the film with your readers. As we move closer to the 2/24/2011 theatrical release date for GRACE CARD & 9/30/2011 theatrical release date for COURAGEOUS, we could definitely use your continued help spreading the news!

    Thank you!
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  2. Thanks to Rodney from Courageous! We’ll try to keep a few posts coming.


  3. Holy Events says:

    We’re giving away a pair of AMC movie passes which can be used to see The Grace Card! Visit our website or Facebook page for details.

  4. Rodney says:

    Thanks again for your support in sharing the news about The Grace Card movie that releases to theaters next Friday (2/25/2011)!

    Very quickly, I wanted to let you know about THE GRACE CARD app released on Facebook last weekend! This app provides you and your readers the opportunity to share an exclusive 5-minute clip of the movie with your Facebook friends!

    Please feel free to share this information/links on your blog as well:

    WATCH an exclusive 5-minute clip from the The Grace Card movie’s FACEBOOK page before it opens in theaters across the nation next Friday, 2/25/2011!

    1. DIRECT LINK to app:
    2. Link to Grace Card fan page:


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