Man Of Steel

This past weekend, Isaac and I went to the Movie Tavern to enjoy dinner and Man of Steel, the latest take on Superman.  We had a great night.  This was definitely a great father-son movie, and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

The storyline in the movie draws many parallels to the story of Christ.  For example, Superman is sent to earth as an infant with a mission.  He didn’t quite fit in as a child – he was clearly different.  He possessed power beyond earthly imagination.  He didn’t reveal his identity until the time was right.  And he saved the earth from an evil enemy.

As we left the movie, Isaac and I had great conversations about the movie and about Christ.  We talked about our favorite scenes from the movie, and we imagined what it might be like to have superpowers like Superman.  And we shared with each other how the movie reminded us of God’s love for us.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  John 3:16

It’s amazing how the secular entertainment world can promote worthwhile discussion between a father and a son.

What secular movie, song, or book has promoted worthwhile conversation between you and a friend or loved one?