Revealing Christian Themes in Walt Disney’s THE LION KING

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we hitch a ride to Pride Rock as we look for Christian themes in THE LION KING? Why won’t Simba go back home? What changes his mind?

For your convenience you will find each podcast segment at the time referenced below:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction and Previous Episode Recap
  • 00:02:48 – Movie Discussion
  • 00:21:48 – Christian Themes in THE LION KING 
  • 00:50:24 – Listener Challenge and Feedback
  • 00:55:29 – Well-mannered Frivolity
  • 01:02:15 – Lightning Round 
  • 01:04:17 – Upcomin

LION KING: Remember the Father | FCC 119

KEY TEXTS:

So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.

Romans 8:1 NLT

These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 NASB

But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you.

2 Timothy 3:14 NLT

You who are on the road must have a code that you can live by. And so become yourself because the past is just a good-bye. Teach your children well…

 – Graham Nash

In Finding Christ In Cinema we dig deeper into the silver-screen classics of yesteryear as well as the box-office hits of today. We take a closer look at the stories they tell and see if we find the face of Jesus looking back. Together we explore the deeper meanings of these films; their plots and their twists; the characters and their choices; and see how we can relate them to the gospel of salvation and ultimately our Christian walk.

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QUESTION: What Christian themes did you find in THE LION KING? Let us know below.

 


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