What do Peter Marshall of The Light and the Glory fame, and Star Wars, have in common? Nothing, you say? Actually, everything, Matt Sutton says -- click here for more. A taste:
So what do Peter Marshall and Star Wars have in common? A lot. Most importantly, they show us that Americans are still searching for and finding faiths that affirm who they imagine themselves to be as a people rather than religions that challenge them to be better than they are. Marshall tells Christians that they are linked to a long line of holy predecessors just like them. Star Wars, in turn, helps viewers recognize their connection to an all-powerful, all-encompassing Force.