Ben, Matt





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Listen to the sermon itself, but the sci-fi tie-in is weak.


Grant Morrison said that Superman is the human race's greatest idea ever

Ben and Matt pitch a sci-fi Noah short story anthology to any Christian publishers listening

X-Men: First Class was accused of racism, and Ben explains how the point of the franchise is an argument against racism It was a metaphor for civil's about people who are looked down upon because of how they look and how they're born... How they're born? Yeah. You mean, natural or c-section?

Main Topic

How we see our father influences how we see God

Romans 8:12-17

How Knowing God as Father is Meant to Change Us

  1. Being adopted into God's family changes your identity
  2. God becomes your Abba Father, changing your relationship
  3. God can lead us with his Spirit
  4. Knowing God as father gives us a stake in Christ's inheritance and changes our hope for the future
  5. Changes our expectations for what life should look like: enduring suffering is part of being God's children

Good Sci-Fi Examples for Each Characteristic


  1. Professor X, Dumbledore, Giles from Buffy, Admiral Adama
  2. Anakin Skywalker, Admiral Adama, Walter Bishop, Henry Jones
  3. Obi-Wan Kenobi, Morpheus, Ned Stark, Gandalf
  4. Admiral Adama, T-800 (Terminator 2: Judgment Day), Jack Shephard, Jack Briscoe
  5. Gandalf, Henry Ducard (Batman Begins), Professor X, Bigby Wolf, Uncle Ben Parker, John Locke

Bad Sci-Fi Examples for Each Characteristic


  1. Emperor Palpatine, Randall Flagg
  2. Norman Osborn
  3. Magneto, Norman Osborn, Robert Baratheon
  4. Anthony Cooper, Tywin Lannister
  5. Jacob (LOST), Ben Linus, Cigarette Smoking Man, Man in Black (LOST)


The Sci-Fi Feud continues

Ben reads Colin from the UK's email in a pretty decent Australian accent