Searching for Christian Themes in J.J. Abrams’ SUPER 8

On this episode of Finding Christ in Cinema, we crank up the old movie cameras and look for Christian themes in JJ Abrams’ SUPER 8. How is learning how to forgive a part of growing up? How does Joe learn to be compassionate?

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

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction and Previous Episode Recap 
  • 00:04:17 – Movie Discussion
  • 00:15:55 – Christian Themes in J.J. Abrams’ SUPER 8
  • 00:55:35 – Listener Challenge and Feedback
  • 01:00:39 – Well-mannered Frivolity 
  • 01:01:58 – Upcoming

SUPER 8: Forgiveness and Compassion | FCC 128

Christian Virtues of Forgiveness and Compassion in Super 8

Use these key texts as tools for better understanding and sharing the Good News with friends while watching J.J. Abrams’ 2011 sci-fi hit, Super 8.

Luke 17:3-4 AMP

If your brother sins and disregards God’s precepts, solemnly warn him; and if he repents and changes, forgive him. Even if he sins against you seven times a day, and returns to you seven times and says, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him [that is, give up resentment and consider the offense recalled and annulled].


Luke 6:31 CEB

Treat people in the same way that you want them to treat you.

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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