We’ve almost made it.
Tonight we’ll celebrate the coming of a new year, and it’s coming none too soon. Few of us will be sorry to see 2020 go. But if there’s one thing that this old, old year of ours has encouraged us to think about, it’s what we really value in life.
It’s only fitting, then, that we close out 2020 with a look at a film that asks that very same question.
Disney/Pixar’s film Soul takes its characters—and its viewers—on a tour of some strange, existential planes, pondering the nature of life even as it challenges us to live it well. And along the way, it tromps through deeply theological ground that looks quite different from orthodox Christianity. And while Soul certainly has its share of issues that families should consider, it also gives viewers plenty of fertile ground for discussion.
So it’s only fitting that the Plugged In team discusses it—pointing out this movie’s plusses and minuses and touches on some other films that impacted us deeply, theologically speaking.
So before we turn our attention to a new year, please turn your attention to a brand new episode of The Plugged In Show. (And, of course, these links of everything we talked about there.)
- Gift of Any Amount Offer: Burning Bush 2.0 by Paul Asay
- Plugged In Review: Soul
- Plugged In Review: Silence
- Plugged In Review: Book of Eli
- Plugged In Review: Bruce Almighty
- Plugged In Review: His Dark Materials
- Plugged In Review: The Golden Compass
- Plugged In Review: The Subtle Knife
- Plugged In Review: The Amber Spyglass
- Plugged In Review: Supernatural
- Plugged In Blog: “For 15 Seasons, Supernatural Talked a Lot About God (But Didn’t Know Him Very Well)”
- Plugged In Blog: “Why Has Supernatural Lasted So Long? One Word: Fans”
- Plugged In Review: The Good Place