When I saw that Amazon Prime was allowing us to have a voice and a say in upcoming programming, I knew I couldn't let the opportunity pass me by. Rather than sitting on the sidelines and whining about how I didn't like the state of current entertainment, I wanted to do something about it. This letter is the result of the survey...
I enjoyed the comical approach of this pilot to JCVD's career and the genre of 80's/90's action films. His willingness to be self-deprecating paid off, and I was actually pleasantly surprised by the performances. The pilot was well-done.
The closer we get to November, the more we see things that shock and surprise us out of the Democratic and Republican nominees. I owe my own attention toward these matters to my pastoral activities at the Iowa State Capital in Des Moines over the past two and a half years. Those activities have mainly centered around prayer support, meals and conversations with senators and representatives, and occasionally lobbying for matters that intersect faith and culture. Though I don't recall ever believing personal faith (i.e. worldview) could or should be removed from culture, I have only recently begun to see the significance of pastorally speaking into political spheres and governmental systems. Whether that means running for office or speaking with those who do-and-have-run for office, the Christ-follower's role in civic matters is crucial.
As a result, this article isn't so much going to be about Trump, or his bid for the White House: "What do we do with biblical truth in the face of a possible Trump presidency (or Clinton presidency)?" Not to devalue those who have already written about that, but it's already been done. This article, to my knowledge, hasn't been done yet. And it's going to be about us.
I write to remember the lessons I learn as a Man, Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Pastor, and Friend. As I come to grips with the blackness within me, I am more appreciative of God's grace-filled grip. We all change in the seasons of life. This is my deep well...