Inspirational But Not Canonical

Jenny and I just got back from seeing the movie “Risen” at the Great Plains Theatre. I’ll admit that I went reluctantly (there are so very many ways that movies about Jesus can go wrong), but I left the theater glad that I went. The movie is not always true to the letter of the four Gospel accounts (if there was a Roman Tribune among the disciples at the first breakfast and the ascension, then surely, Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John would have mentioned it), but it was true to the spirit of the Gospel message. It was inspirational but not canonical (authoritative). That is to say that it strengthened my faith, but it did so without adding anything to the content of what I know and believe about Jesus.