Category: Hero’s Journey

The Saint’s Journey III: The Pilgrim Church and the Communion of Saints

This is the final part of a three-part series on the Saint’s Journey. In part one we talked about the Hero’s Journey, how it shows up in fictional narratives and in the narratives of our lives, the limits of the Hero’s Journey and myths and how Christians might approach the truths that come from imperfect ...

The Saint’s Journey II: The Stories of a Jedi Knight and an Apostle of God

This is part two of a three-part series on the Saint’s Journey. In part one we talked about the Hero’s Journey, how it shows up in fictional narratives and in the narratives of our lives, the limits of the Hero’s Journey and myths and how Christians might approach the truths that come from imperfect sources. ...

The Saint’s Journey I: The Hero’s Journey and the Limits of Truth and Myth

This is part one of a three-part series on the Saint’s Journey. You may have never heard of the “Hero’s Journey” or “Monomyth” before, but if you have ever read a book or watched a movie, then you have encountered it. The Hero’s Journey is not only found in fictional stories though. It appears to be part ...

Dark hero

The hero’s path of paradox

What if I told you that your life is a story? And that you are not just any character in the story, but that you are the hero of the story? Maybe you're rolling your eyes as you read this. You could be thinking "Why me? What makes me a hero?" Or maybe, "Am I ...

Lightsaber in space

The Force is strong in my family: Our Hero’s Journey

"Who's your favorite Star Wars character?" "Darth Vader!" "Is Darth Vader a good guy or a bad guy?" "Bad guy!" "What color is Luke's lightsaber in Episode VI?" "Green!" That was some of the Q&A between my son and I while walking up and down a frozen gravel mountain road on an overcast day in December 2006. ...