Next week I am off to Darwin in Australia where I will be delivering an academic paper on storytelling and a popular presentation entitled James Bond, Rat worship and Postmodernism: Subversive Questions for Christian Educators.
The conference is called Educating for Tough Times. There will be more than 1000 people attending.
Here is my take on how Bond would answer the five big faith questions. Bond is a great way to get young people thinking about faith.
Where am I?
I am living in a world full of gadgets, helicopters, booby-trapped briefcases, beautiful women, luxury and enemy spies.
Who am I?
I am Bond… James Bond. I am a supremely confident MI6 agent. I am 007 licensed to kill. I have complete confidence in my ability to achieve all my assignments. All women find me extremely attractive.
Sometimes I lack complete control over nature and other people. Sometimes enemy agents refuse to be killed instantly. Sometimes I am attacked by huge crocodiles and sharks.
What's the solution?
I will trust in science and technology. Q will help me here. I have complete confidence in my ability to conquer my enemies and seduce all the attractive women. They can't resist me.
What will happen to me after death?
It's almost impossible to kill me but after I die at home in bed I will rot and be eaten by worms.