Epic. Mysterious, Ancient. True.

Forgiveness. My friend Marty O’Donnell composed the award-winning music for Halo before the game was designed, but creator Jason Jones knew what the game would be: Epic. Mysterious, Ancient. As I prepare to speak for a community-wide Lent service on Forgiveness, these three words seem to fit the gospel of forgiveness. It seems to me if we recaptured the epic, mysterious and ancient roots of our Christian faith, we would not need to worry about whether or not we are relevant. The creators of Halo knew this and created the most successful game in all of history, appealing to all ages. Whereas Halo is a fantasy myth, JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis described the story of Jesus as the one true myth. Their belief that they should do all to the glory of the living God led them to write thoughtfully, creatively and with a deep abiding sense of the real presence in their lives of something epic, mysterious, ancient and true.

 

Posted in Staublog in March 16, 2011 by | 1 Comment »

One Response to Epic. Mysterious, Ancient. True.

  1. 031611 Epic & True | Dick Staub on March 16, 2011 at 9:17 am

    […] My friend Marty O’Donnell composed the award-winning music for Halo; His assignment? Make it epic, mysterious and ancient. If we recaptured the epic, mysterious and ancient roots of our faith, we would not need to worry about whether or not we are relevant. Read more. […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

4 + 2 =

More from Staublog