Thursday, October 09, 2008

A Sacramental Movie Scene

Sometimes I wonder if movie makers and others realize how very theological they are being when they are creating their art. Here is a clip from the movie "No Country for Old Men"

Perhaps my Lutheran sisters and brothers will recall that in the Lutheran Church we recognize two sacraments, baptism and communion. To be a sacrament it needs to have a Biblical commandment and promise and have an earthly element (water, wine, bread). Our understanding is such that in baptism the water is just water, it's special different, but it's just water. It's kind of like the coin in the film clip. What is at stake? Everything. Do you suppose the Cohen brothers realized the depth of their theological statement here?... Either way, I like it.

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