Call To Die

Then [Jesus] said to them all, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will save it. (Luke 9:23-24, HCSB)

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Follower of Christ, husband of Abby, member of Kosmosdale Baptist Church, and tutor/staff member at Sayers Classical Academy.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

You Can't Change; No, You Can't (Part 1)


This series of posts isn't actually going to focus on Barack Obama, but about a thought I had concerning the above music video itself. The title of these posts- "You Can't Change; No, You Can't"- is not in response to Obama's political message, or to any political message for that matter. History, and particularly American history, has proven that people certainly can change government and governmental policies. But the "Yes We Can" video mentions no specific policy that those supporting Obama would like to see enacted. When we ask, "What change do you suggest we can make?" only two answers are apparent from the video: "Yes we can heal this nation; yes we can repair this world." My concern is that the high level of emotional impact achieved by this video, along with the fact that the video de-contextualizes statements made in a political campaign, tends to suggest that the creators of the video believe in a human power of change that goes beyond what government, or any human person or group, is able to achieve.



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