Oct. 16, 2020

Faithspotting A Ghost Story

Faithspotting A Ghost Story

Kenny and Mike discuss the film and faith elements spotted in David Lowery's A Ghost Story, which stars Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. Both Mike and Kenny enjoyed the film and found it to be an organic film that does not resort to artificial devices...


Kenny and Mike discuss the film and faith elements spotted in David Lowery's A Ghost Story, which stars Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara.

Both Mike and Kenny enjoyed the film and found it to be an organic film that does not resort to artificial devices or technology to capture interest and inspire reflection after viewing. The film is highly recommended for those who enjoy, and savor films that work to generate interest through strong story and character development.

Faith Matters Spotted:

Fear to move forward: Excessive nostalgia, clinging to objects, places, and times in life is rooted in fear of losing the familiar rather than faith in the future. The Ghost's halting before a portal to an afterlife is emblematic of the Israelites halting in taking over the land God promised. God forced the Israelites to wander in the wilderness because of their lack of faith in God's faithfulness to protect and provide for the nation. The result for the Ghost was to remain in the present observing rather than living life.    (Numbers 32)

Seeing and Experiencing God Through a Veil: In our lives we only experience God, our relationship with God and living in the Kingdom of God through a veil or dimmed mirror. (I Corinthians 13:12, II Corinthians 3:13-16)

The Timeless Nature of God:  Though remaining in his current life, the Ghost moves forward and backward through time, through the history of location of the home. God as Alpha and Omega, beginning and end, God is timeless. Time, as known in worldly ways do not limit God as it does with creation.  (Genesis 1:1-5, John 1:1-3, Hebrews 13:8, Revelation 1:8, 21:6, 22:13)