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CLARITY – 11-24-18 The Cultural Issue of Our Time

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 11-24-18

The Cultural Issue of Our Time

 

What’s Happening: “Mike Lindell, former cocaine addict and inventor of the popular ‘My Pillow.’ has just invested one million dollars into the anti-abortion film ‘Unplanned.’The film, made by the same filmmakers who brought us ‘God’s Not Dead’ and ‘I Can Only Imagine’ is expected to gross many times its total budget of less than $7 Million (the other two movies previously mentioned grossed $61 M and $84 M, respectively). That it strikes a cultural chord that may be the hot-button of today probably helps (https://greatamericanpolitics.com/2018/11/inventor-of-the-mypillow-just-invested-an-astounding-amount-of-money-in-anti-abortion-film/).  ‘I don’t get into things for the money; I get into them if the message is right,” Lindell said to The Hollywood Reporter.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “I think his TV ads are cheesy!”

 

Biblical Response:  “They may be, but it’s hard to quibble with success (as evidenced by his over $300 Million net worth). Heck, his products are probably cheesy, too…but I get a better night’s sleep. Yes, I bought them …at my wife-s insistence…and skepticism became begrudging endorsement. In any case, there were many who opposed Kavanaugh’s confirmation for fear he might be the deciding vote to overturn Roe v. Wade (the 1973 decision that legalized abortion). He might be…if it comes up for a vote (not at all a certainty – nothing is planned yet [no pun intended]).”

 

“Christians? It’s hard to read John 10:10 and still be ‘Pro-death’ (liberals prefer the moniker ‘Pro Choice’).”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us navigate compassionately through treacherous cultural waters;  in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

 

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CLARITY – 4-7-18 Draining Camelot

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 4-7-18

 

Draining Camelot

 

What’s Happening:  “The release of the new film (Chappaquiddick)by director John Curran is getting rave reviews and dredges up an old Camelot story many have forgotten, never knew, or were just too young…but it’s still a thorn in the Democrats’ side (https://decider.com/2018/04/06/chappaquiddick-true-story-behind-the-movie/).  It might be good to read this short article before you see the movie…though there are no surprises in this “Swamp 2.0” treatise.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “There must be something to the ‘Kennedy curse.’”

 

Biblical Response:  “No more than the curse that comes with all pride… Sure,  Joseph Kennedy, Jr. (the elder brother of JFK) was killed when his bomber blew up in 1944, President John Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, Robert Kennedy was assassinated in 1968, and five other Kennedy’s before and since have met their Maker by strange means (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9271425/Timeline-the-Kennedy-Curse.html), but that’s to be expected when your pride and wealth puts a target on your back.”

 

“Christians? We know all about curses and wealth (or we should – Gen. 3:14; Rom. 8:17). Again, the Superheroes mantra: “With great power comes great responsibility.” We are happy to wield the influence, but forget that integrity is the reasonable expectation of the ruled (Tit. 2:7).”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to remember that integrity is impossible within a flawed system…that it is only a new nature (Your Nature) that is capable of that; in  Jesus’ Name, amen.” © Alan E.Sargent

 

Share as you like; just give credit appropriately. For buying any of Alan E. Sargent’s books or to subscribe to any of his CLARITY blogs, go to the following link: http://subdeo.com/. He also tweets on Twitter.com every day @alanesargent