Pastor Sean Palmer taught on the "Hero's Journey", and what Batman has to do with spiritual formation. God has given his people a call to action and to discipleship; modeled to us by a Savior who came to us incarnate in a most unassuming and unremarkable form.
Hebrews 12: 1-2
“Superheroes are unique and a valuable part of American pop cultural history. There are themes that are explored in superhero books that are as rich and deep as the works of great literature.”
- Susan Werbe, The History Channel
“Christianity has not been tried and found wanting, it’s been found difficult and not tried.”
- G. K. Chesterton
“The greatest challenge the church faces is to be authentic disciples of Christ.”
- Dallas Willard
Sean challenged us to consider the intentional practices that might contribute toward our spiritual lives. What rhythms of prayer, silence, solitude, fasting, sacrifice, etc. have you attempted? Which have you rejected? How will you integrate intentional practices into your week?
Specifically, in considering the secret identities of our heroes, Sean mentioned the spiritual practice of "secrecy". How might you bless those in your circles of influence and presence this week? How might you extend words and actions of blessing without anyone knowing?
I Shall Not Be Shaken
Come Thou Fount
We Will Feast
In Christ Alone
House Of God Forever