Over at EerdWord, Rachel Bomberger has written a riveting piece on the Lutheran theology of Disney’s Frozen. Really, this is a fascinating read. Here’s an excerpt:
Elsa is Everyman. She’s you. She’s me. (Only blonder and skinnier and with a flawless complexion. Sigh.)
At the beginning of the movie, she is as innocent as Adam and Eve before the fall. She has the capacity to do great evil but is unaware of her vulnerability.
After the fall — I’m not making this up; there actually is a fall — comes knowledge. Elsa becomes aware of the darker side of her agency — her “sinful nature,” if you will — along with its inherent destructive power.
Like Adam and Eve, she hides — not in the garden but in her room. Like Adam and Eve, she covers her nakedness — not with fig leaves but with kid gloves. Like Adam, Eve, and every other member of fallen humanity, she’s both impossibly beautiful and impossibly broken.
If you have a few minutes, check out the full post here.
And yes, I realize that my last two posts have made use of images from animated movies. What can I say? I’m a dad.