Movies: The Gospel According To Spider-Man

Christians have discovered a powerful new teaching tool, and it's playing at a cineplex near you

The Congregation for today's service of the journey, "a casual, contemporary, Christian church," fills the Promenade, a theater on upper Broadway in New York City. The Sunday-morning faithful--a few hundred strong--have come to hear the Journey's laid-back pastor, Nelson Searcy, give them the word. The word made film. Searcy, 32, who in jeans and a goatee looks like a way less Mephistophelian Charlie Sheen, is about to deliver the last of the church's eight-part God on Film series. The topic? "Catwoman: Discovering My True Identity."

Searcy points to a large screen at his right that shows other comic-book heroes with multiple...

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