About InLighten Films
InLighten Films is a subscription-based service that delivers weekly four-to-five minute-long short films based on Common Lectionary readings. With 52 films delivered directly to you each year, you gain access to theater-quality productions from award-winning screenwriters and directors. Each film comes with discussion questions, as well as the occasional bonus feature!
"These stories become ways that open up realities that might be otherwise inaccessible to us."
Rev. Dr. William Willimon
Professor at Duke Divinity School, Bishop of the United Methodist Church
"[Film] becomes part of the imagination of that community. That can be really helpful in forming a community's values, and the way that they're going to be together that lives beyond that moment of experiencing a film."
Director, NEXT Church
"These films are perfectly matched to the lectionary and ready-made for that sort of benefit to a congregation."
Dr. Thomas Long
Bandy Professor Emeritus of Preaching, Emory's Cander School of Theology
"People have been making films about the Bible since people have been making films… Don't do bathrobes and sandals and candles. We've seen them; we've been there. It's canned and it's boring. You can put the Bible in a modern context."
Dr. Amy-Jill Levine
University Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Vanderbilt University Divinity School
"These short stories touch the heart and will challenge those who view them to look for opportunities to live out Christ’s love in the encounters of everyday life. More is impacted in each of these episodes than in most sermons. They will help the viewers to read the scripture in the Revised Common Lectionary with enlightened perspectives."
Rev. Dr. Tony Campolo
Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Eastern University