The Mandalorian is catching the world by storm. It’s got action and adventure, plot twists and betrayal. It’s even got a baby version of Yoda! For Star Wars nerds, there is plenty of nostalgia to go around, with homages on top of homages to remind us of what we love about the galaxy. As a show within the Star Wars franchise, it was pretty good. Br. Tito and I have enjoyed it thus far.
But don’t be fooled: this is not a story about bounty hunting. Oh, no. Disney would have you believe that. They want you to think that it’s just another thrilling installment of the Star Wars franchise. But it’s not, let me tell you. As Br. Tito and I discuss in this week’s Everyday Liminality, The Mandalorian is a show about religious life.
Totally not kidding at all.
Well, I mean, we are kidding in the sense that we know that John Favreau and the production team didn’t intentionally set out to create a show about religious life… but we are dead serious in that the whole show speaks to our life. For a Christian watching, it is more than obvious to see a connection between the bounty hunter’s life and ours.
Don’t believe us? Check out what we have to say!