The Gospel According to Star Wars

The Gospel According to Star Wars

By: Kevin Burns Last Fall, in anticipation of the new Star Wars movie, members at Highland Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Kentucky explored the theology of the first six Star Wars movies (after all, we had some big fans!).  The three sessions were conducted...
Helping Youth and Adults Explore Faith through TV

Helping Youth and Adults Explore Faith through TV

By: Mark Edwards Each January our youth take a hiatus from our normal age-specific Christian education classes. Instead, middle school students, high school students, and adults met together for an all-ages Sunday School class. Following upon last year’s four-part...
More Harry Potter!

More Harry Potter!

By: Debbie Hough He’s back! Or at least his world is back. Of course, I am referring to Harry Potter and his world of wizards and muggles and so much more. As I write this article the brand new play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is in previews in London set to...
Art as Prophecy

Art as Prophecy

By: Steven Tuell A former student told me this story about a conversation overheard at her seminary. A classmate said that she had always loved Roman Catholic cathedrals: dim and cool and beautiful, illumined with jewel-colored stained glass, they had always felt to...
Pop Culture and Faith Formation

Pop Culture and Faith Formation

By: John Vest In my Ed Talk at the 2016 APCE Annual Event in Chicago, I showed a clip from the original Star Wars movie and the trailer for the newest film, The Force Awakens. I used these clips to illustrate my point that faith formation and spiritual growth are...