Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Awake, O Sleeper

Jeremy Smith found this fantastic Brandon McCormick music video entitled "Awake, O Sleeper." You gotta see this to believe how good it is.

[Video Link]

The video's description is "A Hero comes from the wilderness to cry out to the captives, pleading for them to awaken. This short film from Whitestone was in part inspired by "Plato's Cave" and depicts the struggle of freeing the captives, whomever they may be."

Jeremy has theological problems with the last ten seconds of the video, because they seem to suggest retributive violence. I understand the problem, but I don't see the chains that hold the men as necessarily their own sins, but also the oppression of the world. This is Christus Victor and Christ the Liberator. This is the God of Ass Kicking, who promises the poor, the oppressed, and the downtrodden a day of justice at the end of time. And I like that God.

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