Controversy

The sermon Warner Brothers wanted you to preach yesterday

OK… so my son went to see the new Superman movie yesterday.  I thought it was great.  Not the best ever.  But great. But he went to see the movie because he likes Superman, not because our pastor suggested it. Or preached about it. Warner Brothers, the studio behind Superman, pulled out all the stops in it’s marketing of the new film (which evidently has some good “Christological parallels”. They presented free screenings for pastors and church leaders. And they even provided a sermon that they hoped you would preach from your pulpit yesterday. Screen Shot 2013-06-24 at 7.58.34 AM It was called “Jesus – The Original Superhero. (Nice Title) It was written by Craig Detweiler at Pepperdine University… especially for you. What do you think about this? There is something a little unsettling about this to me.  Not so much that you might speak on a culturally relevant topic, but that you would take your cues (and sermons) from a Hollywood studio like Warner Brothers. Did any of you take the bait? Thoughts? Todd