November 10 & 11, 2017, with Special Guest Dr. Mark Eckel

Make plans to attend our very special event.  You can find more details below the artwork…


With Dr. Mark Eckel, ThM, PhD – Author, Educator and Speaker

  • WHEN: Friday, November 10, 2017 (evening) & Saturday, November 11, 2017 (morning & afternoon)
  • WHERE: Grace & Peace Fellowship, 5574 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112

In the Gallery.  Enter through the side door from the Clara St. entrance, then go up the stairs.

  • COST:  Free (donations accepted)
  • SCHEDULE:  Movie Night & Discussion – Friday, 7:00 pm.

Movie: Peacock – 2010, PG-13, directed by Michael Lander; starring Cillian Murphy & Ellen Page.

  • Dr. Eckel’s Presentation on “Psychology & Film” – Saturday, 9:00 am.
  • Communal Lunch – Noon.  Suggested donation, $3.00.
  • “Psychology & Film” Panel Discussion – Saturday, 1:00 pm.

While we hope you can stay with us for the seminar in it’s entirety, you are of course welcome to any portion you can attend.


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About Dr. Eckel’s book, When the Lights Go Down: Movie Review as Christian Practice:

What movies have you seen lately is a question almost everyone asks. “How should we watch movies Christianly” is a question Dr. Mark Eckel has been asking for thirty years. When the Lights Go Down suggests answers based on story-filled essays, movie reviews, interviews, and questions to ask while watching movies. Now the Christian practice of movie review can begin next time the lights go down!

“Mark teaches how to critically review film through the lens of biblical thinking” – Barry Walton, director and producer of The High: Making the Toughest Race on Earth

“I know of no other book quite like this. Highly accessible to the average layperson, it is wildly multi-faceted, a foundational course in theological movie-viewing” – Dr. Rosalie de Rosset, Professor of Communications and Literature, Moody Bible Institute

When the Lights Go Down is a gift to pastors” – Larry Renoe, Teaching Pastor at Waterstone Community Church, Littleton, Colorado

“Mark Eckel ushers the church to a positive, approachable, fresh theological understanding of movies” – Jim Tudor, filmmaking professional, film critic, and co-founder of