Birmingham-Southern College Students Take Class Based On 'Lost' Tv Series

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Birmingham-Southern College's January term is full of unusual offerings, including a class called "Lost: My Religion," which plays off the cult-hit TV series "Lost," that went off the air in 2010.

During class, BSC Chaplain Jack Hinnen lectures on moral and religious lessons and parallels. "We cheapen religion when we try to boil meaning down to just what happened," he said.

It's more about finding meaning through stories, just as Jesus taught through parables, Hinnen said.

Hinnen examines how the characters in the show struggle with the same deep spiritual questions that religion does. "It's not a religious show; it's not meant to make a religious statement," Hinnen said. "But it is about redemption."

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