If church leaders were Star Wars characters

Jamie Cutteridge explains why Driscoll is Darth, Meyer is Leia and Steve is Solo 

Luke Skywalker

After being hidden away on an unfashionable planet (Argentina), Pope Francis has transformed the face of an institution that many considered dead.

Han Solo

Loved by many, Han is a ‘maverick who gets results’ which is all well and good, but many are left uncertain whether he’s actually part of the (rebel) Alliance. Clearly, he’s Steve Chalke.

Princess Leia

A powerful woman. Feared but ultimately loved by many, Leia also has her own spaceship. Some might say: Joyce Meyer.


Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby may not cut the most threatening figure, but his powerful words strike fear in the hearts of those in power.

Darth Vader

When Anakin ‘Darth Vader’ Skywalker appeared on the Jedi scene, he was the faith’s great hope. He was dynamic. He was inspirational. He was the future. And then, it all went wrong. He went a bit mad with power and he ended up in a place that very few saw coming. Yes, it’s former Mars Hill pastor Mark Driscoll.


Have you seen Rowan Williams’ facial hair? This one is a no-brainer.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

If you strike Rob Bell down, he will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.  

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