Sometimes Movies Get It Right


Mater & Lightning from Cars—by Disney & PixarMy family sees almost no movies in the theater. Truth is, we don't have time to watch movies, especially when so many today are vapid and vulgar.

Our gracious friend, Eric, invited us to go see Pixar's latest, Cars, on him. That's the kind of friends we have! Not being the kind to turn down a free movie that will probably be great, we saw the film Friday evening.

This isn't an in-depth review. A million reviews exist elsewhere. But I will say this: the themes covered in Cars are the exact same ones I discussed in "Unshackling the American Church ." The movie is about as "crunchy" as it gets. The value of small town life, valuing one's neighbors, understanding the sacramental, treasuring beauty, the need for local economies, learning to lean on others, even eating organic—the list goes on and on.

I think some people are getting it. I don't know if there are any Christians attached to the film, but I pray there are and that they have a positive impact in their churches.

A thumbs up from me.

“Unshackling the American Church”—The Complete Series


For anyone seeking the complete list of posts in the "Unshackling the American Church" Series, I present the following links:

“Unshackling the American Church” Series Announcement

Unshackling the American Church: The Tyranny of Modernism

Unshackling the American Church: The Sacramental

Unshackling the American Church: Fraternitas

Unshackling the American Church: Treasuring the Creator’s Handiwork

Unshackling the American Church: Cultivating Essential Beauty

Unshackling the American Church: Mammon

I pray these bless you as you seek to stay true to what God values.