Jesus Sighting: Man of Steel

One of the interesting things about art and media, whether you're talking about books, movies, songs, TV shows, paintings, etc., is how they can show us a part of ourselves, of our humanity, in a new perspective.  Sometimes, without us even knowing it.

In the same way, media can give us new glimpses into how we imagine and experience God, and for me, that includes the person and work of Jesus.

Those who know me, know how much of a superhero fan I am. And I can't wait for the new superman movie next year, Man of Steel! I have long seen strong parallels between Superman and Jesus but the teaser trailers that were released about a month ago for this new movie really bring that to the forefront for me.

The following videos contain the same video but each has it's own voice narration. In the first you will hear Jor-El's voice (Superman's biological father), and in the second you will hear Jonathan Kent's voice (Superman's adoptive father) .

Here is the text of the voice overs:

You will give the people an ideal to strive towards.
They will race behind you. 
They will stumble. 
They will fall. 
But in time, they will join you in the sun. 
In time, you will help them accomplish wonders.

You're not just anyone. 
One day you're gonna have to make a choice.
You have to decide what kind of man you wanna grow up to be. 
Whoever that man is, 
good character or bad, 
is gonna change the world.

What do you think? Do you see it too? Can you hear it too? At what point does this analogy break down? 

Either way, I can't wait for this movie!


  1. This is delightful!

  2. I watched the movie.........it is true..it does run parallel with the words of God. I love watching movies where we can see or hear gospel lines in them. Praise be thy name and all the people in this world. - from malaysia.