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.
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...