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Bogey in the Big 80’s

The Netflix original series Stranger Things, which debuted in 2016, is an unapologetic homage to ’80s weirdness and goodness. Moreover, it is a fairy tale. And as G.K. Chesterton says, “Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogey.” There are good guys and bad guys, and sometimes kids know better than adults which is which.

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Andrew Petiprin is an Episcopal priest, and author of the book Truth Matters: Knowing God and Yourself. Andrew is a regular contributor to The Living Church magazine and the Covenant weblog, among other publications.