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Super Bowl commercial takes page from C.S. Lewis

In “The Four Loves,” scholar, author and renowned Christian apologist C.S. Lewis talks of the four words for love in the Greek language. During this year’s Super Bowl, New York Life, an insurance company borrowed that idea and gave a pretty good explanation of the four loves.

The commercial begins “the ancient Greeks had four words for love” and then goes onto explain:

Philia: the type of love among friends.

Storge: which refers to familial love.

Eros: Romantic love.

Agape: Agape love is meant to talk of an enduring love which exists regardless of circumstances. It’s a selfless love. It’s charity. It’s altruism. It’s love where it doesn’t necessarily benefit you.

The Gospel According to the Little Mermaid

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With the recently launched Disney+, I’ve been rewatching many of the classic Disney movies from my childhood.

I was struck by how many gospel themes are found in the Little Mermaid.

The longing of the human soul 

Ariel has it all. She’s a princess, she lives in a palace. she’s beautiful, she has an amazing singing voice, great friends, she’s adored. Yet what she really wants is a world that’s above (literally).

Why Jesus? Couldn’t there be another way?

pexels-photo-302187“Atonement” is a theological word that gets mentioned. In short, atonement refers to the work that Christ has done for those who have faith in Him to earn their salvation.

I think people sometimes approach the gospel with skepticism. Jesus died for the sins of all who believe in him.

I know I used to ask was “why do we need this? Why do we have to believe in Jesus? Is sin such a big deal? Why is he the only way?”