Friday, May 20, 2016

Adventure: Heart Hole

The adventure genre is all about the fight for survival. What heart hole does this drive to live point to? Several possibilities exist. It could be the desire for control over our circumstances. Or adventure genre could touch on our desire to overcome death. Or adventures might echo our desire to not be forgotten.

While all of these are true of the adventure genre, they point to an even deeper desire: Our desire for immortality. For we were created to be immortal. But sin introduced death, the most unnatural thing in the world, and our souls sense the unnaturalness of death—this was not the way God created the world nor is it the way He desired His world to be. The adventure genre acknowledges this discrepancy between what is and what should be.

As a result, the adventure genre is important to read because it reminds us that death has been swallowed up in Christ’s victory, no longer having a sting; and we who are perishable and mortal will one day put on the imperishable and immortality. (1 Corinthians 15:54)

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