I just e-mailed this to Dad because I wasn't going to blog about it, but then I took a closer look at the press release dealie at the top:
For hundreds of years, great preachers and teachers have used stories from contemporary culture to illustrate biblical themes. Jesus was the master storyteller: communicating profound truth through parables - short, simple, everyday stories that pack a punch.
(Interruption: Pack a punch, get it? I'm glad you can inform pastors what parables are.)
When Rocky Balboa opens on Dec 22, 2006, you too can punctuate your sermons and talks with a powerful punch! Rocky is tailor-made for teaching the biblical themes of courage, integrity, faith, and victory!
Oh, yes. How I have not posted the trailer for Rocky Balboa yet I really can't believe. Sylvester Stallone was so aware of the potential mocking this film would receive, he built the mocking into the film with the storyline of Rocky coming out of retirement to fight a young boxer in his prime. Yes! This is even funnier than Indiana Jones and the Ravages of Time, starring a, um, older Harrison Ford. Anyway, I guess I'm fine with preachers using whatever parables they like, but I'm allowed to laugh.
(Also, in another case of life imitating art, Keisha Castle-Hughes, the 16 year old playing Mary in The Nativity Story, is pregnant. God has not been reached for comment.)