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God in Film: Beasts of the Southern Wild

One of my favorite movies from 2012 was the Indie success story and Oscar nominated “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”

As part of our annual God in Film series, I lobbied to get to preach a sermon from this film. I knew I wanted to unpack the way the movie explores death (specifically, the fear of death).

What I didn’t know, is just how much the studying for this message would impact me.

A huge thanks and shout-out to Richard Beck (www.experimentaltheology.blogspot.com) for his amazingly brilliant insights in to our Slavery to the Fear of Death. (Be on the lookout for his upcoming book on the subject. So good!)

So, if you’ve seen the film, and you’re curious where I went with it, then I invite you to give it a listen.

If you haven’t seen the film, then I highly recommend it. And then maybe come listen to my talk. (or vice versa, I guess… doesn’t really matter).

Happy listening.

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