Fargo – Nice People or New Creation? (Renewed Mind Movie Talk, Episode 06)

New Episode of Renewed Mind Movie Talk!

After the season 3 finale of FX Network’s Fargo series, we’ll look back at the 1996 film that inspired the show.

Fargo is famous for its portrayal of “Minnesota Nice,” a system of manners that demands politeness, even to the point of absurdity. And things do get absurd, violently so. And this raises a question: what good is niceness in a meaningless world?

As you’ll see, Fargo’s answer to this question is a bit complicated, but in a way that’s useful for Christians. We’ll take a look at that answer by examining the movie in relation to Jesus’s teachings in John 13 and C.S. Lewis’s thoughts about niceness and newness.

Check it out!

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  1. Really enjoyed this! When I first saw this movie many years ago, I wasn’t in a place to think about “nice people or new creation””…just about the foot in the wood chipper! You did a great job of finding Jesus in a bizarre illogical movie world, and I think that’s probably how a good number of people look at the world. Thanks!

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