As we sit before the altars of entertainment and in the lecture halls of cinemas, we are being formed deeply by what we worship and study even as we eat popcorn and feel our way to familiar states of ecstasy.
It is worth asking what god we are bowing to and what way of being we are studying.
Christopher Nolan wrote the last complete series of Batman movies, and they were brilliant. Ultimately they were about three forms that evil takes and three ways to respond. They are brilliant and dark and fun, but they are also carrying deep and significant messages about how to overcome the evils of this world.
As we turn to follow Jesus into Jerusalem, we face a real and profound choice about the God we will follow and how we will follow. Will we ride a bigger war machine into Jerusalem? Or will we throw our cloaks on the back of a donkey for a God who takes the cross as the ultimate symbol of power?