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Church to Host Outreach Event Exploring Similarities between Christianity and 'Star Wars'

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2015 Nov 12
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A church in Wisconsin will be hosting an event which seeks to explore the connections between “Star Wars” and Christianity.


The Christian Post reports that First United Presbyterian Church of De Pere, Wisconsin will host an event titled “Star Wars: Faith & The Force” on November 14. The event comes just under a month before the much-anticipated release of the seventh installment in the Star Wars series franchise on December 18.


"Today's culture produces many challenges for children and families. Come and discover how Christianity and Star Wars share similar strategies in helping young people discover, connect, and abide in God and the Force," the church says on its website.


The event will include a message from Pastor Luke Farwell called “Raising a Jedi: Spiritual Formation and the Force.” Other activities include a discussion on “The Force,” workshops that will explore similarities between “Star Wars” characters and Biblical characters and the wisdom of a Jedi, as well as a photo booth with “Star Wars” characters and games based on the series.


"We looked at this as a way to take the contemporary pop culture and bring Christianity into that," said Dawn Picard, an event coordinator. "All of us being 'Star Wars' fans have recognized there are so many parallels between 'Star Wars' and the Christian stories."



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Publication date: November 12, 2015