I don’t usually explain the titles of the entries in The Artist’s Notebook, but I’m going to explain this one.
Last night as I was restlessly watching a DVRed copy of THE HUNT FOR THE ZODIAC KILLER and thinking about general events of the day, I played a snap from Alisa from her church’s youth group. The theme from their current sermon series is “Manger Things”.
A reference to the Netflix hit (and second best show on television) STRANGER THINGS.
I thought that was a clever idea and I’m curious how it is. Often times when Christians try to appropriate pop culture it comes off like this:
I’m hoping it is actually pretty cool, but I guess I’ll just never know.
On Sunday, following the soup supper my church (Boone First United Methodist Church represent!) did its own version of MANGER THINGS. Here are a few images:
Solid work from everybody involved! I think it was one of my favorite Christmas plays we’ve done to date!