Monday, May 2, 2005

Michigan Church Using ‘Star Wars’ ‘Force’ To Pull In Worshippers

UTICA, Mich. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Luke Skywalker used “the force” to conquer his enemies in Star Wars and now, one Michigan church is using it to “force” people into their house of worship.

Recently-opened Epic Church in Utica is launching the so- called “Join the Rebellion” series of sermons to correspond with this month’s opening of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

Lead pastor Tim Kade says the services begin on May 8 and are designed to pull more folks into church by directly relating ideas in the George Lucas films to what God wants for us.

For instance, Kade says the first service, called “Unleash the Rebel Within,” is about pulling out the very best in ourselves that we never thought was there and is similar to how Skywalker finds his inner hero during a time of tribulation.

“Choose the Dangerous Road” and “Awaken the Mystery” are also intended to show the connection between the flicks and God’s plan.

Kade believes God’s “writing a story” and hopes the Star Wars-themed services will “show every person has a role to play.”

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