I recently attended the Campus Crusade for Christ fall retreat for the University of Louisville ministry (where I am currently on staff). Our speaker was Dr. Bruce Ashford, who is a prof at SEBTS. He gave a great talk about how movies are made and what are some key things to look for when watching a movie. He specifically mentioned 9 characteristics that you’re sure to see when you watch any particular movie, because all stories tend to be told in similar fashion. These 9 things are characteristics found in every movie, but could be expanded to common elements in any story that is well told, including biblical stories. 1. Every story has a point. If it doesn’t, its a lame story.