Friday, February 26, 2010

Driscoll Hates Avatar


Mark Driscoll clearly hates Avatar. But this post from the Children's Ministry and Culture blog offers a wise response to Driscoll's evaluation, pointing out four mistakes he makes in his cultural exegesis:

1) Misunderstand or oversimplify what the author is saying,
2) Not letting the author's universe exist on its own terms,
3) Choose combat over conversation, and
4) Failing to find the redeemable in the movie.

I reviewed Avatar back in December and actually found some redemptive elements, despite its formulaic story. I won't defend James Cameron's overall message, but I also can't agree with Driscoll's critique. Avatar may not be an overtly Christian film, but deeming it the single most Satanic film ever might be extreme.

So what do you think of Avatar and its message? Leave a comment.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the link to the Children's Ministry and Culture blog...it was an excellent response!

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