:: Wednesday, May 08, 2002 ::

Almost famous. One of my newsletters was featured in this week's issue of the Internet for Christians Newsletter. The only problem is a broken image link on the review. Thank you, editor Peggie, for the mention.

Spider-Man as Christian superhero? Since the release of the movie Spider-Man last weekend (I haven't seen it yet), some folks at The Ooze, good postmodern preachers all, have been discussing ways to mine the movie for redemptive analogies. A poster who goes by Frankenberry, who likes U2 and Groucho Marx and therefore can't be all bad, has come up with the best post so far:

Spiderman's life IS the life of a Christian.

This is what I never liked about Superman. That guy was freakin' PERFECT! He never did anything wrong. If he did, it wasn't his fault, really. He had every power in the world. WHERE'S THE FUN IN THAT?!?!

Spiderman, though... he's one of us. He's a ball of paradox. At times, he revels in the qualities that distinguish him and make him different, but then he recognizes them for being a curse at times. He can "do" so much more than so many people, yet he always has this nagging feeling that he can't get things right. He's insecure. He constantly gives of himself, despite the existence of those who misunderstand him or, worse, hate him for who he is. He carries with him the guilt of his past mistakes... but instead of letting it get him down, he grows from it. He knows that no matter how hard he tries, things will never be right, but he doesn't give up.

God help us... we are both men of La Mancha.

I just joined the fray by sharing this cartoon with the Oozers. (Link via Alt-Log.)

:: Andrew 08:30 + ::

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