— Defense Against Zombies: UU Digital MinistryDecember 17, 2012 at 9:28 am | Posted in Online Ministry | Leave a comment
Warm Bodies, an upcoming zombie film, underscores what Digital Ministry for UUism is about: Love cures disconnectedness. In, REACH: A UU Digital Ministry Program, I discuss the phenomenon of zombies in popular culture as a personification for communities of individuals who are utterly alone (dead) — together. Thoughtful digital ministry works to create beloved community online and off.
In the film, zombies begin to transform back into human beings. A connection between a zombie and a living person — a contemporary version of unforbidden love — ignites the hearts of other zombies. And before you know it, love literally restores connectedness and life to those who were walking dead.
This film is an example of the secular world groping for ways of waking itself up through love and common bonds.