Waiting for “Superman”

This should be an interesting film. Here is a second trailer that gives you a better idea of how the film is structured and presented:

I’ll reserve final judgment until I’ve seen the actual movie. I will say that it seems to address a great need: the improvement of the educational system. I will also say this (again with the disclaimer that I haven’t actually seen how the movie addresses the issue): many of the problems that the trailer associates with faults in the educational system I believe can be traced back a step further to the disintegration of the American family unit. To me, this has placed a burden on the educational system to serve as foster parent and the system as it is currently structured clearly cannot carry this burden.

Of course, to those with eyes to see it is clear that problems facing the American family can also be traced back a step to what is ultimately a spiritual problem. There is such a close relationship in the chain of causation between spiritual lostness and educational lostness that I hope this movie makes one thing clear (at least for those with ears to hear): the American educational system is a mission field in need of workers.

Then Jesus went throughout all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were bewildered and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest.”

~Matthew 9:35-38 (italics added)

Related: Tim Keller on Christian Cultural Renewal

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