Date of Award
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
This thesis treats young adult science fiction and fantasy as a conversation partner with scripture, particularly but not limited to themes of apocalypse, revelation, and end-times, for the purposes of preaching God’s love and hope in a chaotic world. Included in this conversation is The Hunger Games trilogy, Divergent trilogy, A Wrinkle in Time, The Last Battle, and Warm Bodies. The dominant themes discussed are prophecy, sin/evil/repentance, resistance, and the Great Battle. This work provides a voice for preaching difficult themes, including end-times, in a world of fear and darkness. It particularly offers an example for preaching the timelessness of Advent and the end-times Advent points to.
Monson Lutes, Kathleen, "Preaching Hope: Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction as Conversation Partners with Scripture" (2020). Doctor of Ministry Theses. 52.