God is love, but Love is Not God

Great Kindlings Muse show at Hales last night on the theology of the best film nominees. Great observations by a stellar panel: Jeffery Overstreet, Jennie Spohr, and Dr. Christine Chaney. Interesting observations about individual films 127 Hours, Black Swan, Inception, The Fighter, The Kids Are All Right, The King’s Speech, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit and Winter’s Bone. We than asked if there was a common theme running throughout these nominees~buddy movies, learning to love (or not), we need each other? I said the theme to me is “the planet is weeping.” There is a lot of sadness in these films and where there are glimmers of hope it is because people learn to love despite differences. This is a good thing, but not enough of a good thing, because human love absent a relationship with God is not enough to lift our sorrow. As has often been said, “God is Love, but love is not God.”

Posted in Movies, Staublog in February 22, 2011 by | 1 Comment »

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  1. God is Love, But Love is not God. | Dick Staub on February 22, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    […] There is a lot of sadness in this years Academy Award Best Picture nominees and where there are glimmers of hope it is because people learn to love despite differences. This is a good thing, but not enough of a good thing, because human love absent a relationship with God is not enough to lift our sorrow. As has often been said, “God is Love, but love is not God.” Read More. […]

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