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The preachings of ... John Hughes?



The_breakfast_club Sure, the 80s are worthy of undying adoration, but should our '80s movie icons be the subject of church sermons?

A small American Baptist congregation outside Chicago is getting weekly lessons in "The Gospel of John Hughes," according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Each Wednesday, Pastor Tripp Hudgins offers a screening of a different Hughes movie. Then each Sunday morning, he dissects the movie during church service.

For example, with "The Breakfast Club," Hudgins' message is this, according to the Sun-Times: " ''Don't You Forget About Me' says we are not forgotten. ... But everyone's forgotten on some level. Everyone's a little lost. The underlying theme is, 'I know you feel lost, but you're really not.' "

Really? That's the theme? I thought the message was that we're all deeper and more complex than the stereotypes we represent. Makes you wonder what the religious theme is of "Twist and Shout" in Ferris Bueller.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:37pm]


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