Last night was my first experience of the blockbuster movie Avatar. The epic was a feast for the eyes, the ears, and the nerves as I watched on the edge of my seat. Even with the obvious comparisons with Pocahontas and Fern Gully, it was a definite delight.
But Avatar is NOT Christian.
Rev. Roy Shaff apparently agrees, but thinks that it is a prime opportunity for “discussion” about “spiritual truths.” Rather than relying on the Bible (which is supposedly authoritative) to bring its own truth, Rev. Shaff advocates for taking this film as a primary source for discussion. In a post on his blog, he tries to pull out what he says are excellent discussion points that connect with the message in Scripture.