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The Gospel according to Jason Bourne

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vitali at 7:02 pm on Tuesday, August 28, 2007

As another example of what it means to stay relevant to the culture and be able to interpret the world in the context of the gospel, I was delighted to see this article about a hidden gospel message in the “Bourne” trilogy (The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum). You can read the whole thing, but here I provide a short excerpt:

The Bourne Identity asks the existential question (“Who am I?”). The second film, The Bourne Supremacy was moral – “What did I do wrong?” The third installment, The Bourne Ultimatum, is redemptive, it addresses “How can I escape what I am?”

For thousands of years, the gospel was a “four-chapter” story.
(1) Creation – addressing the existential question “Who am I?” and how life ought to be,
(2) the Fall – addressing “What did I do wrong?” to make the world the way it is today,
(3) Redemption – addressing “How can I escape what I am?” and make things better and
(4) the Restoration – “Where will I end up?” (For those of us who have seen Bourne Ultimatum, we were left wondering, “Where will Jason Bourne end up?”)

If your friends won’t try the Bible, take them to see Bourne again. The series takes us right back to the Bible.

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