This is part 2 with Frank Turek. You can listen or watch part 1 here.

SPOILER ALERT: We talk about some specific films in this episode and talk directly about their endings. Some of the references include Spiderman, Captain America, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Batman.

 Introduction:
Frank Turek, founder of and president of CrossExamined, joins Amy to talk about his book, Hollywood Heroes, which he co-authored with his son, Zach. This podcast will help parents find ways to incorporate culture, specifically superheroes, into real-life lessons about our ultimate hero, Jesus.

Main Points Covered:

  • Why God allows evil. A look at Spiderman.
  • Captain America
  • Star Wars
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Batman and Superman

Resources Mentioned:
Hollywood Heroes by Frank Turek and Zach Turek
Mama Bear Apologetics (book)
Mama Bear Apologetics Guide to Sexuality

Scripture Mentioned:

 Romans 3:22-24 – “This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

 Unfamiliar Vocab:

 Transfiguration: a complete change of form. See Matthew 17 for Christ’s transfiguration.

 Quotable Quotes:

“Where Captain America will die for his friends, Jesus will die for His enemies.” – Frank Turek
“Anakin Skywalker’s life mirrors how we can be lured and carried away by sin.” – Frank Turek
“Only bad people go to heaven because outside of Christ, there are no good people.” – Frank Turek

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