The binge-worthy fan favorite Stranger Things has hit screens again for a second season, to a great deal of fanfare. And while this season does not contain as many allusions to faith, it does contain some valuable themes related to community.
The horror genre is all too often a canvas for graphic depictions of evil with no redeeming qualities. But the horror-influenced Netflix original Stranger Things uses those frightening elements to a greater purpose. Few stories with these elements use them to such great effect, in a way that makes it not only a fantastic story, but also in a way that, implicitly, leads us closer to a Christian worldview.