I talked before about flawed ecclesiologies and the “Field of Dreams” theology around, “If you build it they will come!” Well, there was an article in Mondays Times on a vision for a Holy Land theme park as a way of encouraging Biblical Knowledge in the 16-24 year old age bracket. Andrea Webster who is heading up this UK £144 million project says,
“I want the park to encompass the magic of the Bible and present it in a way that will be exciting and relevant.”
and also says
“I believe it’s a vision from God,” she said. “We need different ways to reach the youth of this country and it came to me in a flash that a biblical theme park would give people a fun day out but also teach them about the Bible in the process.”
I normally steer well away from being negative about stuff on the blog but I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry over this quest for “relevance!”
I think I settled on laughing then crying and momentarily despairing!
Or am over-reacting? Will a trip to a sanctified Alton Towers be high on the youth group agenda in order for a Post Christian generation to discover God’s revelation of himself?