Rachel in Review: A Lutheran View of Frozen



This coming Sunday, I have two big events on my calendar:

  1. Go to church.
  2. Watch the Oscars.

Were I not an Eerdnerd, it would be the most natural thing in the world for me to draw a big black line in my mind between these two activities.

But I am an Eerdnerd, and — thanks in part to the work of authors like Roy Anker and Sara Anson Vaux — compartmentalizing isn’t really an option for me anymore.

Like Neo in The Matrix or that creepy little kid in The Sixth Sense, I see theology (and philosophy, and ethics) in every movie I watch.

Roy Anker sees it in movies like The Thin Red Line and Dead Man Walking. Sara Anson Vaux sees it in movies like Gran Torino and American Sniper.

Me? I’m a mom. I haven’t seen any of those “grown-up” films. But I see it…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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1 Response to Rachel in Review: A Lutheran View of Frozen

  1. Nice choice for a repost 🙂


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