Star Wars Truth: Part 2
In the climatic ending of the first Star Wars movie, we find ourselves barreling through space, engaged in a dog fight of epic proportions! We find our hero, Luke Skywalker in an X-Wing Fighter along with others from the Resistance. They are battling to destroy the Republic, who has become an oppressive force, ruled by the Sith. Explosions radiate from all around us! Laser blasts streak by, our hero and his compatriots are fighting for dear life. Lives are being lost while close encounters are being narrowly escaped. Isn’t life like this at times? Battles raging all around us, we feel like we’re surrounded? Read more... (851 words, estimated 3:24 mins reading time)
Do You Love Star Wars, but Love God More?
Dick Staub’s book is Outstanding!
Dick Staub introduces a new term into the Christian Lexicon, through his book, Christian Wisdom of the Jedi Masters. The term ‘Jedi Christian’, in my opinion, seeks to recapture the aspect of Christianity that has been lost among the masses of a Popular and increasingly Technological Culture – that of awe, power and mysticism. The term becomes a lens by which we can view the truths of our Christian walk, and those truths are a lens by which we can view the world of the Jedi – making correlations and distinctions between fact and fiction, fantasy and reality and ultimate issues of eternal weights and measures – the prime issue being illuminated through aspects of Jedi lore… that the life of a genuine follower of Jesus Christ should be filled with awe, power and love. Then it is even in the mundane that miracles take place on a daily basis and when we encounter those situations and circumstances beyond human control… it is through Christ that we are no longer powerless. Read more... (371 words, estimated 1:29 mins reading time)
What do you think about the Jedi Code? Should we do away with it? I am a Star Wars fan. I can remember standing in a long line with my dad that stretched around the corner when Return of the Jedi was first released. And I often tend to make correlations between stories and real life… after all, as John Eldredge keenly points out, our life is in essence a story – in fact our stories are part of a much greater and larger story. So take this multi-connected journey with me and let me know what you think. Read more... (1483 words, estimated 5:56 mins reading time)
“Your focus determines your reality.” – Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, Star Wars, Episode II’m a big science fiction fan, especially of Star Trek and Star Wars. Sci-fi is one of those genres where we can let our imaginations cut loose! In fact, a lot of the technology we have and enjoy, in society today, was created by individuals impacted by science fiction…
But I’m not here to talk about technology just yet. I want to talk about one of the greatest lines, in my opinion, from Star Wars, Episode I. Qui-Gon Jinn is giving insight to Anakin Skywalker and says, “Your focus determines your reality.” This statement speaks volumes, which I won’t get into here, but I do want to bring up a few points.
What Do You Focus On?
If you think about it, many of the things you have focused intently on have gotten accomplished, whereas those things you say you want, but don’t focus on just kind of dwindle away. Read more... (422 words, estimated 1:41 mins reading time)