TV and Faith: WandaVision
Art and spirituality intersect in so many places in our lives and we as modern people of faith understand that our spiritual existence isn’t something separate from the way we interact with the world. In fact, everything we do or consume can enhance our faith and the ways we encounter the Divine. In his book The Music of Silence, Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk, writes this: "Sometimes people get the mistaken notion that spirituality is a separate department of life, the penthouse of our existence. But rightly understood, it is a vital awareness that pervades all realms of our being. Someone will say, 'I come alive when I listen to music,' or 'I come to life when I garden,' or 'I come alive when I play golf.'" Wherever we come alive, that is the area in which we are spiritual. And then we can say, 'I know at least how one is spiritual in that area.' To be vital, awake, aware, in all areas of our lives, is the task that is never accomplished, but it remains the goal."
One place many of us find comfort AND discomfort is in media, such as TV and film. We know that television shows can help us see the world in new ways. They help us confront realities and sometimes push us outside our comfort zones. They can also soothe and comfort when the world seems to be swirling around us. What if we applied a spiritual lens to the tv we watch? What might we discover about ourselves and media? What could it teach us about being faith-filled people?
Join Pastor Jordan this summer for a fun and faithful discussion series where we will look at four TV shows (their characters, plots, lessons) and see how our faith informs how we see them and how watch we watch informs our faith. Please join us for one or all four! This event will be Closed Captioned. Hope to see you there!
6:30-7:30pm on Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85832823859?pwd=UGNZeEV3bytLSWdnL3dlcTRTZ2tqQT09
Meeting ID: 858 3282 3859
August 19 – WandaVision
Register here: https://www.ahcc.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=93
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