The Gospel According to “Spirited”

Morgan's Spirited Slideshow

I’ve been working with a group of student-leaders this semester, trying to increase their “gospel fluency.” So we’ve practiced a few different tools for sharing the most essential elements of the Good News of Jesus: the Bridge… the Three Circles… the Romans Road… And every week, we’ve had a different person share this Good News, or Gospel, with the rest of the group. I think it’s been a really helpful exercise. This week’s iteration of the Gospel, however, was especially creative. It sprung from a conversation between my friend Morgan and me. We were geeking out about our love for the new Christmas musical, Spirited. There really do seem to be some interesting access points for the Good News in there. So Morgan eventually ended up developing a PowerPoint presentation about this! She shared the Gospel according to Spirited with the rest of her fellow Life Group leaders.

And now, with her help and permission, I’m sharing the slides from this presentation for a wider audience.

It really is amazing how much Morgan’s presentation stays true to the film, true to the Gospel, and gives a lot of key data points without really spoiling any of the story for people who haven’t seen the film yet!

Morgan's Spirited Slideshow

Perhaps the only additional point of explanation that’s needed is to note that “GCP” = the “Ghost of Christmas Present” (the character played by Will Ferrell).

Morgan's Spirited Slideshow

(Do you notice that even the text blocks are color-coded according to the costuming in the film?!?)

Morgan's Spirited Slideshow

At this point in the presentation, I believe, Morgan used the word “Bromance” to refer to both the film and the Good News of Jesus! And honestly, I think that cultural exposition is pretty accurate.

Morgan's Spirited Slideshow
Morgan's Spirited Slideshow
Morgan's Spirited Slideshow
Morgan's Spirited Slideshow

If you’ve seen the movie, I’d be very curious to hear your feedback on Morgan’s presentation. Is it faithful to the film? Is it faithful to the Gospel? Personally, I think it’s brilliant — and it seemed to go over really well with the rest of the Life Group leaders, too.

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