You can read Part 1 here.
John Bunyan demonstrates a sanctifying use of imagination in his classic The Pilgrim’s Progress. I’ve often wondered how Bunyan’s character “Christian” would respond if he visited a modern seeker-driven church. This story takes place later in Christian’s pilgrimage, having been matured by many dangers, toils, and snares.
Mrs. Chipper led Christian through a labyrinth of halls to a line of people streaming into an open door.
Mrs. Chipper: Enjoy the worship experience!
Christian slowly walked into a cavernous room. He marveled at the masses of people entering the place. He noticed many appearing to engage in prayer, but upon closer inspection they were bent over and looking into a small rectangular illuminated device. Many peered intently at screens depicting moving pictures. Some were not even talking to one another—they seemed hypnotized by the small device. Seeing a man sitting at the end of a row, Christian asked…