S4E01 Encanto

The Kingsmen dive into the magical miracle of Encanto (2021).

Feel like you’re the only one with no gifts or talents? Feel like you can’t live up to everyone’s expectations? Ostracized for being yourself? Well, then, cry it out us!

In this episode, Simon and Joey share how this beautiful movie conveys the best parts of the Christian gospel to broken hearts today.

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Outline

  • [00:00:02] Introduction
  • [00:06:17] Luke’s Christmas Story as a Musical
  • [00:07:43] Jesus in Gethsemane Viewed as a Musical
  • [00:09:31] Mirabel and Miracle
  • [00:10:26] Movies are Parables
  • [00:10:55] Did Mirabel have Miracle?
  • [00:12:28] Charismatic Gifts
  • [00:15:03] Gifts and Worth
  • [00:17:02] Burnout from Earning Worth
  • [00:21:09] Longing to Belong
  • [00:28:21] Misunderstanding the Gift of Prophecy
  • [00:32:12] Prophecies are Meant to Change your Fate
  • [00:37:00] Denial of Brokenness
  • [00:40:09] Leading from Trauma
  • [00:44:18] The Miracle Candle and the Sacrifice of Abuelo
  • [00:49:21] Gentleness and Strength
  • [00:51:34] Mirabel and her Gift of Empathy
  • [00:56:38] Embracing the Enemy
  • [00:59:35] God’s Household is Open to All
  • [01:00:33] Conclusion

S2E01 God as Parent

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Among all the analogies that Christians use to describe God, none has been more central than the concept of God as Parent. In the second season opener, the Kingsmen reflect on both the paternal and maternal qualities of God. As usual, the Kingsmen suggest several movie references that showcase this concept of God as Parent.

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Timestamp of Contents

  1. 00:00:00 Introduction
  2. 00:02:44 God as Father
    1. 00:04:22 The Limitation of Analogies when Describing God
    2. 00:11:01 Commentary on the Prodigal Son Story
    3. 00:15:46 Yondu from Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
    4. 00:21:39 Understanding Yahweh 
  3. 00:22:38 God as Mother
    1. 00:23:57 Understanding El Shaddai
    2. 00:27:13 Motherly References of God in Scripture
    3. 00:29:58 Breaking In, Peppermint, and Maternal Ferocity
    4. 00:32:15 Aunt May and God’s Unavoidable Care and Compassion
  4. 00:36:29 Knowing God as Parent is a Calling
    1. 00:39:12 Motherhood and Justice
  5. 00:44:42 Knowing God as Parent is a Guide
    1. 00:48:38 Mufasa: A Close Analogy
    2. 00:53:02 T’Chaka: Dealing with the Flaws of an Admired Parent
  6. 00:55:53 Conclusion