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Fire in my Bones, with J. Lee Grady
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Captain Marvel, Women Superheroes and the Church

Captain Marvel
Some Christians think it's sinful to go to movies. That's not my conviction. While I avoid films with profanity and gratuitous sex, I'm a total movie buff. And I especially love it when a film inspires me, makes me laugh or cry or reinforces a basic Christian principle.

I believe movies have become the language of our generation. So if I'm going to reach people with the gospel I will likely need to use every available cultural reference to convey that message. That's why I'm not against using a movie clip in a sermon.

If the apostle Paul were alive today he'd likely borrow material from the latest blockbuster to make his point. He quoted secular poetry, he reasoned with Greek philosophers and he told the Corinthians: "I have become all things to all men, so that I may by all means save some" (1 Cor. 9:22). Paul knew he had to be relevant to his culture to reach his audience.

I didn't go to see Captain Marvel expecting a faith message. Most superhero movies are pure popcorn entertainment, big on CGI effects and lacking in serious character development. And since Captain America and the Black Panther are already my favorite comic book heroes (apologies to Thor fans), I didn't expect to be impressed by the story of a woman named Carol Danvers who ends up becoming the equivalent of a human atomic blowtorch after she is (spoiler alert!) exposed to an alien radiation blast. read more
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