Evangelizing with Avengers
- Chris Stewart
The movie “Avengers: End Game” just shattered box office records for opening weekend earning around $1.2 billion which proves I am not the only Marvel movie fan in the world.
I have loved these movies not simply for their entertainment value but also for the deeper spiritual meaning that lie at the heart of superhero movies. I believe this is one of the reasons why these movies are so popular…even if most people it is on a subconscious level. (And just for your information, my kids hate it when I talk about this stuff to ruin all the movies.)
These movies can serve as modern parables…stories that can use the familiar to teach the unfamiliar about a moral or spiritual truth. This is what Jesus did, whether it was farming, traveling or the weather, He took things that everyone was familiar with to use as a tool of communicating truth.
Here are just a few examples: