Alice in the Kingdom of God

April 17, 2010



Alice in Wonderland movie poster

Movie poster from Alice in Wonderland

We are starting to go to the movies more regularly as a family. As Kay put it, “It’s something we can do to make us feel like we’re not as poor as we were.” So although Trevor had already seen it with his buddies, we all loaded up to go watch the new Alice in Wonderland movie, in 3D. It was a pleasure, with many visual treats and a story that surprised me.

Partway through the movie, I thought: How about that? For a change, I am just enjoying a movie, without seeing anything about the kingdom of God.

That thought did not last. It’s just a disease I have, a twisted way of seeing the world.

A madness.

Some other movies I’ve written about:



Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

4 responses to Alice in the Kingdom of God

  1. Aren’t you going to tell us what you learned watching the movie? You gonna leave us hanging here?

  2. Helen, I don’t have huge spoilers, but thought I should wait until you (and others) get a chance to go see it.

  3. I’ve been looking forward to seeing that movie, but haven’t made it yet. I look forward to your insights.

  4. Chad, I should add a disclaimer: I certainly don’t expect anyone else’s thoughts to turn to Jesus while watching this movie! I just, well, I can’t help myself.