This week let’s look at what God is doing through a more moderate lens – no fashion, parties in the hills, but the still, small voice of God through news and broadcast media and the seasoned voice of veteran reporters.
Kathy Lee Gifford reached out to both Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein as an example of God’s mercy. Her interview about it is here, Mercy for Men, but this is a very important and overlooked point by most Christians. The “#metoo” movement is of a Biblical standard that is calling God’s people of Hollywood to repent for past actions, covenants and agreements that have been far from holy. This includes both Christian (Bill Cosby) and Jew (Harvey Weinstein).
These two men represent their respective faiths and the behaviors and decisions they made that have led to the moral and spiritual pollution in and through our media streams. Kathy Lee’s Christ-like mercy is something that God’s people, especially women in Hollywood, can share to gain the favor of God for this coming season and many more to come.
Dan Rather, the man who took over Walter Kronkite’s seat as “most trusted man in America” has a new book, What Unites Us, and a message he has been sharing in faith. He says, “Humility is the core of patriotism.” Isn’t this true? Humility opens us up to receive God’s grace. Not to point to someone and say that you’re perfect and they are wrong – or another side or perspective. But instead to humbly step back and, combining both Rather and Gifford’s perspective, to say, “We all need Jesus. How can I help?” Rather’s full interview can be found here, Loving America.
Lastly, let’s look at how God is moving through media education. An organization that strengthens filmmaking and Media makers of the next generation in Africa, Del York Creative Academy, just firmed up an official partnership with Hollywood’s favorite school, USC! They will be partnering to do official academic research in the fields of compararative social media habits between America and Africa, equity and access to film studies globally, and the value of diversity on the sets of both blockbuster and Indie films. Check out their website here: Del York Creative Academy.
That’s all for this week. Peace be with you!