Monday, June 29, 2009
This past weekend, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen made $112 million at the box office. Since it opened last Wednesday, it made over $200 million. Over the past 10-20 years, movies have increasingly become a major part of the pop culture scene.
Part of the reason for that is their stories connect with viewers on an emotional and, sometimes, even on a spiritual level. Movies can teach us the value of intimacy, perseverance, and more. Given the right story, movies can inspire us.
Not surprisingly, Jesus used stories for the same reasons. They can inspire us, motivate us, move us and teach us.
On Sunday, we begin a summer series that will use movies to illustrate the truth of Scripture. I will have the pleasure of speaking at Reveal this weekend. I hope you will plan to join us and to invite a friend to join you!
-- Peace, Jamie