Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Gospel for Zombies: The Promise of Death

Here is a wonderful article by Russell Moore.
Zombies and the Gospel

In it he talks of our culture's fascination with zombies and what it tells us of its spiritual condition. I love the fact that he doesn't simply condemn everyone for this morbid love affair, but seeks to learn from it.

Here is a taste.
"The main truth about zombies, he argues, is that zombies, dead as they are, keep coming. As soon as you “kill” one dead man, there’s another right behind him. “In other words, zombie killing is philosophically similar to reading and deleting 400 work emails on a Monday morning or filling out paperwork that only generates more paperwork, or following Twitter gossip out of obligation, or performing tedious tasks in which the only true risk is being consumed by the avalanche.”

I think there’s more to it than Klosterman’s technological overload scenario. The zombie represents what it means to feel dead and yet unable to stop living. That’s, at root, a spiritual condition before it’s a sociological one."

Russell Moore goes on to explain that because of the fall, mankind is dead, walking in lifeless existence. He says that the Gospel isn't just a promise of ongoing life. It is the promise of death to our our current lives of misery and the reward of being born again to true life.

The Gospel truly is for zombies!
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