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?
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Back in the 60s there were a lot of kid shows on TV. The hosts typically played friendly policemen, sea captains and firemen, and introduced cartoons or 10-minute Three Stooges movies. But one of these hosts stood out above the rest. “Esquire” magazine’s front page story called Fred Rogers a national hero.
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.
Doctors would be required to prescribe treatments and procedures such as puberty-blocking drugs, cross-sex hormones and “sex-reassignment” surgeries to gender confused children. The harmful side effects of these treatments include sterility, loss of bone density, cognitive decline and increased risk of cancer and suicide.
What happens when you ask a Ku Klux Klan leader and a black activist to work together in 1970s North Carolina? Something like throwing gasoline on the fire? Well, not exactly, but you will see burning gasoline and more importantly, people changing for the better — even profoundly — in “The Best of Enemies.”
The History Channel has made its reputation with a wide range of shows delving into the past. This season, when we commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the channel retells His story with a four-part series. What can we expect from “Jesus: His Life?” Stay tuned and I’ll give you my take.