The gospel according to Martin Scorsese.

(Note: Video above may contain offensive language.)

I found this video essay from YouTuber Thomas Flight to be exceptionally investing. Throughout, he explores the religious overtones in the filmography of one of Hollywood’s most controversy-laden directors, Martin Scorsese. I haven’t seen many of Scorsese’s films — their profanity being a large reason. So while I’m certainly not vouching for them, or saying you should watch them, this treatment of grace and judgment in the varied stories Scorsese has put to film raises a number gripping questions we’d do well to ponder. Except, we who know the adamantine truth of the gospel can supply the answers that are seemingly left unanswered, both by Scorsese and Flight, knowing that “the gospel of Christ” really is “the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth” (Rom. 1:16).

Grace and peace.