Last week I wrote about The Oscars and Lent. I wrote that these two phenomena share more in common than is usually suggested. Â Today I want toÂ move in for a closer look–at the stories themselves. If this annual cultural ritual in honor of story (The Oscars) is so telling of our culture’s condition, and if we, as critically thinking Christians, want to understand and thus impact our culture, it may do us some good to examine its favorite stories.Â The Life of PiÂ is one such story.Â With four Academy Awards, The Life of Pi was the most glorified film of the year.
But why? And what might its success tell us about our culture? Furthermore, do these stories actually influence the way we think and act? And, finally, how do the answers to these three questions relate to Lent? [Read more…] about Story, Lent and The Life of Pi