Thursday, January 27, 2005

Superhero? Posted by Hello
Several things recently have got me thinking about the use of Superhero language for Jesus.
Is it really appropriate or helpful?
Firstly I caught the end of a Great Big God kids event and they had a song "Jesus, Superhero".
Jesus is my superhero is also the title of Hillsongs childrens worship album.
Then, at church, one of the kids said that Jesus was like Mr Incredible, who's mission is to clean up evil.
Is superhero talk helpful enculturation of the gospel in the world of children or is it selling Jesus short? Surely Jesus is much more than a superhero - and there are other aspects of his character that are forgotten if we take that approach. Or am I stuck in the past?


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