It’s the first sci-fi thriller through the lens of faith, The Shift. In the ancient book of Job, Job walks the narrow way and is blessed in every way. But Satan accuses Job:
“God, Job’s an upright man only because you give him what he wants. I’ll bet if you take it all away from him, he’ll turn his back on you.” And God allows it.
That’s the inspiration behind the new sci-fi thriller, The Shift starring Neal McDonough from Minority Report, Kristoffer Polaha from Wonder Woman 1984, Sean Astin from Lord of the Rings and Liz Tabish from The Chosen.
Perry talks with producer Ken Carpenter about what drew him to The Shift, (creating a film with deep wrestling and doubt), how we resist the temptations of the enemy, creating faith adjacent films that don’t have easy answers, the crazy ending to Psalm 88 and Bono’s take on Christian music.
Perry also talks with Ken about the amazing cast of The Shift and wrestling with pride as we create art for God’s honor.
Perry LaHaie's passion is to know Jesus and make Him known. “I’m all in with Jesus but not all put together. I need Jesus right now as much as I did when I first started following Him!” Perry says. In addition to co-hosting Perry and Shawna Mornings, Perry is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and advocate for those who haven’t yet heard the gospel, especially those in the Muslim world. Born and raised in northern Michigan, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a graduate degree in Cross- cultural Communications. Perry also serves with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his bride, Teresa, call Holland, Michigan home. They have two adult children, Kali and Taylor, and Taylor’s bride, Bri.
Shawna Beyer has a way of telling stories that create personal connection— to her, to one another, and to God. She has been a homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a consulting company, and church staff member. Though she’s been involved in ministry with her husband (Dan) in Iowa, Arizona, and now Michigan, she was born and raised in Southern California and as they say, “You can take the girl out of California . . .” She is mom to four grown kids (Bryn, Drayson, Eden, and Haven) who no longer need her but humor her anyway. Shawna is passionate about the rhythms we weave into the fabric of our lives to fall more in love with God each day. Healthy foods are her go-to, but she will abandon that whole track in a heartbeat for a homemade cinnamon roll like Grandma used to make.
The Perry and Shawna Podcast: Real life conversations reminding you that you’re Abba’s child and that you’re blessed to be a blessing and loved to share Jesus’ love.