Cultural and racial appreciation may come off well. But without God and a biblical approach, it can serve the wicked system of supremacy, envy, and power. Though Jordan Peele dressed these themes up with horror and humor, the racial issues and their implications are stark.
As a black woman, I was deeply moved by Hidden Figures. I am not usually one for crying. I didn’t even cry at my own wedding! I know it sounds horrible, but I’m sure my husband forgives me. I did, however, tear up on more than one occasion as I watched Hidden Figures on my […]
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It’s that time of year again: the Academy Awards. For those of us who love watching good films, we anticipate seeing the different actresses and actors nominated for the industry’s most coveted award. Yet, this year, as last year, controversy looms large over the Academy Awards event due to the lack of diversity represented in […]
Occasionally a movie so morally objectionable comes out that Christians call for a boycott. But there is perhaps an even better approach.
Phillip is joined by Adam Thomason, Muche Ukegbu, Tyler Burns, and Jasmine Baucham to discuss Darren Aronofsky’s 2014 film, Noah the movie and how Biblical stories are portrayed in mainstream entertainment. Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. Credit: Pass The Mic is fully produced by Podastery Studios. Visit www.Studio.podastery.com to discover what Podastery can do for you.
I remember the first time I ever realized that a story could center around somebody who looked like me. I was in fourth grade at a predominately white private school, and, during one of our trips to the library, I stumbled upon Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. It came highly recommended by one of my […]
“Days ago I was with my family in my home, and now you are telling me that all is lost?” These chilling lines from actor Chiwetel Ejiofor are just a piece of the pain displayed in the most talked-about movie of the year, “12 Years a Slave”. The Steve Mcqueen biopic, based on the real-life […]
History is alive. And in the United States that history is racial. I recently watched the PBS special, “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross” with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. It is a multi-part series detailing centuries of African American history. The latest episode tells the story of the Civil Rights Movement. The Ruby Bridges Story […]
Recently, The Gospel Coalition published an article written by Joe Carter called, “Preachers of L.A. Brings the Prosperity Gospel to Reality TV”. I appreciate what Joe Carter had to say in this article, and know that it is going to take many more articles, sermons, and books like this to expose the prosperity gospel for what […]
This weekend I had the pleasure of watching 42, the story of Jackie Robinson’s journey into Major League Baseball. I won’t provide any spoilers (can you do that to a biographical movie?), but I will say that I was extremely pleased. As a Black man who is passionate about racial solidarity and the multi-ethnic church, […]
Last night at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards Lecrae Moore won “Best Gospel Album” for “Gravity” released on September 4, 2012. While many other artists earned awards last night, Lecrae’s win is a departure from the norm. Few other Christian Hip Hop (CHH) artists have been honored with a Grammy, and never has such an artist gained […]