Gloucester Church To Use Star Wars To Explain Christianity

Via Gloucestercitizen.com:

The Gospel according to Star Wars will be explored as part of a course about Christianity in Gloucester.

Stuart Gray, assistant pastor at Kingfisher Church, is using the film series to explore themes such as faith, forgiveness, peace and fear.

He hopes the fortnightly evening sessions, which will take place in The Cavern Club, will show how Jesus can provide a new hope for those who attend.

Stuart said: “I want to look at the Bible from a fresh perspective and this will hopefully lead to some interesting conversations.

“In our culture in the UK, we prioritise entertainment and use movie quotes as a shorthand language for explaining feelings and ideas. I want to explore ways of communicating Christian principles through these movies.”

Initially the course will run for eight weeks although it may continue longer if it proves to be a success. It is aimed at both church-goers and non-Christians with Stuart insisting the only stipulation is a love of the films in question.

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