How Can You Be a Christian and Not Watch Star Wars?


Ok, the title might be slightly misleading, but stick with me.

I’m not the biggest Star Wars fan in the world. I like the movies. I have fond memories of the three originals (Episodes IV-VI). But to be honest, I saw The Phantom Menace (Episode I) when it came out in 1999, but never saw the next two because I thought it was lame. So do I wear Luke Skywalker PJs to sleep or do I have a Yoda fathead hanging on my wall? No.

But here’s the thing…I do love people. And people love Star Wars. So I’ll love Star Wars. If you want, be a Christian leader, speak out against The Force Awakens or be a contrarian because you want to go against the grain. But know that you are now missing a connection point with 95% of the people you’ll talk to.

In certain areas, be set apart. In certain areas, draw your line in the sand. But don’t draw it between you and millions of other people who you can connect with. Use it as a launching point for deeper relationship, not the launching point of your irrelevancy to their lives.

May the force be with you. (And also with you.)