24 and the Gospel

Jack Bauer

But the show [24] works for the same reasons it could have failed. And it is also a great case for expository Bible teaching. While that may sound like a leap, think about it. Expository Bible teaching requires going through a book of the Bible to tell its story over the course of many, many weeks so that characters, setting, theme and such are established just like 24. Expository Bible teaching requires a masculine dude named Jesus to be presented each week as the hero/savior who is willing to risk His own life to defeat evil and rescue those He loves. And expository Bible teaching should be long—say an hour—and take the time to show the horrors and complications of life on the earth under the curse with wildly unpredictable storylines that God inspired to be told.

So argues Mark Driscoll. What do you think, is Jack Bauer a type of Christ? If so, in what senses?

About Alastair Roberts

Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) writes in the areas of biblical theology and ethics, but frequently trespasses beyond these bounds. He participates in the weekly Mere Fidelity podcast, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, and tweets at @zugzwanged.
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3 Responses to 24 and the Gospel

  1. Jon says:

    Yeah and each series is like each gospel… The same thing happens each time.. it’s just nuanced differently…

    *ouch*

  2. Mark Roberts says:

    Jack Bauer is cool – FACT!

  3. Al says:

    BTW, Mark, I received the DVDs. Thanks a lot! I am on episode 5 of 24 at the moment.

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