Rev. Ian offers a few thoughts ahead of his upcoming sermon on Sunday September 17, The Path of Life and Death, and recommends the new “Barbie” movie if you haven’t seen it already.
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Editor’s Note: “Barbie” was co-written and directed by Greta Gerwig, a lifelong Unitarian Universalist; she was interviewed by UU World in 2013 and talked about her experience growing up UU. See: https://www.uuworld.org/articles/gerwig-uu-film-star.
An informal transcript of the video is below:
Hey friends, about a month ago when I was sketching out the preaching calendar so that I could help Mark and Ann get ready for their work, I initially conceived of this week’s sermon to be a dialogue between the Barbie movie and the Oppenheimer movie. And that is going to happen in a certain respect. But it really is going to be much more about Barbie. So there are gonna be some spoilers in here, but nothing really that would ruin the movie for you.
But if you haven’t seen it already, I would really recommend that you go do that. I think it’s a profound movie. Not just on a social level but theologically, I think it’s quite profound. And I would love to have a little bit of dialogue with you about some of the scenes that are in the Barbie movie. Oppenheimer, not so much. I actually didn’t really like the movie that much; or it’s not that, it was fine, but the Barbie movie I actually thought was excellent. So I’m gonna be focused much more on Barbie this Sunday and I would love it if you had the time, if you haven’t seen it already, to go check out the Barbie movie so that you can sort of really experience some of what I’m talking about.
All right. See you Sunday.