I saw the movie as it was recommended to us by my in-laws (and they watched the kids while we went and saw it). I am not sure I understood the point of the movie and the pastor’s dilemma. It came across as if he thought, he couldn’t believe or preach about an actual, physical heaven or even an afterlife, which seems like an odd dilemma for a Christian pastor. Maybe I don’t know enough about the Wesleyan religion. I also didn’t understand the point of sermon given at the end of the movie. :shrug: Maybe I wasn’t paying enough attention. I thought the scene in the cemetery, with the church lady, and the logic used by the pastor (though ultimately flawed) as the best scene in the movie. The painting by the girl in Lithuania was cool.
So I thought it wasn’t a great movie, but it also wasn’t terrible. It was generally respectful of the idea of Heaven and Jesus. Like I said, the point or climax of the movie was confusing or lost. (Seemed like he down played the existence of heaven, and thus his sons “visions,” for the theory, that we will each see our own individual heavens).