Monday, April 15, 2013

42



Pray about seeing the film 42. It shows Jackie Robinson's experience as the first African American in US pro baseball. The film makes it clear that Branch Rickey, the man who opened the way for this to happen, was a Christian. On a side note, Branch was name the Old Testament prophets gave the coming Messiah. It is rated PG-13 because of the language and some moments of racial tension. Sadly, the Lord's Name is taken in vain: four uses of g-d. That would usually be a strikeout for me recommending something, but the Christian message in this film is so powerful Joyce and I felt like we could recommend it with caution.

1 comment:

Rich Swingle said...

My friend, Eric Metaxes, wrote an article on the missing faith of 42 in The Huffington Post: Jackie Robinson's Faith Missing from 42.