the matrix and spiritual formation essay - The Matrix and Spiritual Formation What does the Matrix have to do with Christianity A study-break discussion

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The Matrix and Spiritual Formation What does the Matrix have to do with Christianity? A study-break discussion hosted at the Willard Center last Tuesday aimed to illuminate this question. The event included viewing selections from the film and then examining its parallels to Christian spiritual formation. The Willard Center is an organization on Westmont campus that is dedicated to the discipline of spiritual formation. The organization’s intent is to promote meaningful discussions on this subject and encourage students to become thought leaders. The Matrix event is a part of their engagement with Westmont students in spiritual direction, specifically on spiritual formation and film. “The Matrix” is a film about a hypothetical future world in which machines have imprisoned most of humanity in order to use their body heat to generate energy. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to them, their minds are trapped in an artificial reality known as the Matrix. As the movie explains, “The Matrix is everywhere… a world to blind you from the truth.” The main character is Thomas Anderson, or Neo, a
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  • Fall '13
  • Vandermey
  • The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Neo, spiritual formation

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