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I LOVE Science fiction!
CS Lewis did not shy away from smuggled theology, and neither should we. He once wrote of his third entry in the Ransom Trilogy that:
“This is a ‘tall story’ about devilry, though it has behind it a serious ‘point’ which I have tried to make in my Abolition of Man.”
An extremely popular form of speculative fiction is science fiction. It is a broad genre, deserving of its own distinctness beyond fantasy or other forms, mostly because it has the potential to grapple with apologetic themes in not only a more compelling way, but also by striking directly to the heart of the matters at hand. Let’s look at why this is true.
Science fiction challenges us scientifically, socially, and yes, also spiritually. And that is a very good thing!
SO HOW DOES STAR WARS STAND UP TO THIS? Unfortunately, not very well from a Christian perspective, but it's a great way to start a conversation! Here's why...