Zombieland with Woody Harrelson is the only zombie movie I have watched completely. You can go to my sermon from this past Sunday, August 2nd, and listen to the insights, such as they are, that I drew from this film. Referencing Zombie movies provides a stark contrast to the spiritual life encouraged by Holy Scripture. While it is a humorous reference of sorts, it is nonetheless offered as way of seriously considering what kind of life we are called to live within the matrix of human interaction.
The word “matrix” sends us off into another direction with movies since a very popular movie by that name caught our attention years ago. I may be inspired by all of this to provide some sermons in August that could easily be categorized as a series around films. Let’s see where I can go with that.
In the mean time, be aware and awake. Your spiritual life is the most valuable “thing” you have, though it is not a thing at all. You cannot deposit it in a bank, you can’t frame it and hang it, it is not a chunk of technology but everything–EVERYTHING–depends upon it. Join us in worship this Sunday. Or, “You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe,” as Morpheus warns Neo in The Matrix. The One is waiting for us, however, in the midst of the holy. ~See you Sunday.
Pastor Bledsoe’s sermon for Sunday, August 9th:
A Message From Trinity to Truman, or, Life Cinematic