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Is the World Really Getting Worse?

J.D. King

Just catch the news — radio, television, newspaper or Internet. You get a consistently gloomy outlook. Switch to Christian media and it is just as bad, maybe worse. The church’s perspective hasn’t always been so pessimistic. In the late 1800s into the early 20th century there was a popular teaching that the world would get better and better until Jesus returns. All that effectively ended with World War I. Or did it?

‘Emanuel’ Connects Us with Tragedy and Triumph

Emanuel movie poster

Some historical events are etched in our minds by date, or at least by the dates when we traditionally remember them — December 25th for Christmas, July 4th for Independence Day, but how about June 17th? That’s when nine members of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, one of the oldest black congregations in South Carolina and possibly in the United States, were fatally shot by a white gunman. The movie, ‘Emanuel’, helps us to remember. It also helps us to understand in a way that wasn’t possible in the chaos of the tragedy in 2015.

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