Oswald Chambers author of my favorite devo.
Posted on April 30, Leave a comment There is something about the spring that brings out religious themed movies. The movie is based on the very popular book Heaven is for Real: It is described as a true story. Maybe the movie follows the book very closely and the book follows the experience of the Burpo family accurately.
If so, then some of the comments below take on a different meaning. This post will not focus on the performances or the other things common to movie reviews.
Others can do that much better. What I will do is make observations and ask questions that come out of theological reflection. In that way, I hope this is a useful tool, and relatively unique. You see, movies like this shape our theological understanding of the world, often more than scripture does.
Without good questions, we are likely to simply take these at face value. I thought taking notes in a dark movie theatre would be a lot easier than it was. It is made quite clear that he does not die at any point during that operation.
These visions serve to reinforce his original experience. An actual visit to heaven has too many other problems. What does this description suggest about who we are? To say that Colton visited heaven is to subscribe to a type of dualism of body and soul that is not scripturally sound.
What does this description suggest about heaven? It describes heaven as a place existing now separate from the earth.
Suffice it to say, the book of The Revelation does not describe the kind of heaven Colton describes. Does God really control each and every event on earth?
God is seen as the cause for death and suffering testing but this is challenged appropriately.
Why does Jesus have to wear a robe and be a blue-eyed European? The movie presents a blue-eyed, brown-haired Jesus as fact. The overarching conviction of the movie is that this is exactly what Jesus looks like. Had I been at home watching a DVD of this movie my vocal chords would have been engaged pretty loudly.
Why the potshots at Universities, professors, secularists, and women? The whole University scene is cast in dark hues and the scene is full of elements that cause discomfort in the viewer of the movie.
Women are the prominent purveyors of doubt and alternative explanations in this movie. Nancy Rawling is the first to suggest that they dismiss Pastor Todd from the church and that no one wants to hear what Todd preaches anymore. In fact, the resolution that Todd comes to is that all of us have the ability to see heaven around us.Reactions to Heaven Is for Real The newly-released film Heaven is for Real is based on the preposterous story of a young boy who supposedly died for a short while, came back to life, and told his family about what he had seen in heaven and the people he met.
May 06, · Reflection: Heaven is for Real Oswald Chambers (author of my favorite devo. Told by the father, but often in Colton's own words, the disarmingly simple message is heaven is a real place, Jesus really loves children, and be ready, there is a coming last battle.
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94 Comments. Brother Nathanael September 22, @ am. Dear Real Zionist News Family - If this Article, (one every week along with one video), this Website, and the Ministry I am trying to conduct is IMPORTANT to you then please consider helping financially. Donate via Mail: Brother Nathanael Foundation PO Box Priest River, ID Heaven Is For Real Reflection Paper Sadness, happiness, excitement, joy, and astonishment are only but a few of the emotions you will endure while reading the book Heaven is for Real, the amazing story of a brave and eccentric little boy named Colton Burpo.
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A Theologian’s Reflections on the Movie “Heaven Is for Real” April 20, Roger E. Olson Patheos Explore the world's faith through different perspectives on religion and spirituality!