Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Last Ounce of Courage

Marshall Teague, who you can see at right as a prop from the movie Armageddon, will be starring in a new Christian movie entitled Last Ounce of Courage.  

The film is the directoral debut of Darrel Campbell, a writer for such TV shows as "Home Improvement" and "Days of Our Lives", as well as the author of Pistol: The Birth of a Legend about "Pistol" Pete Maravich.  

The film, based upon a story by author Richard Headrick and his wife Gina, has a screenplay also by Campbell.  

The story is of a small town mayor(Teague), who experiences a family tragedy and begins to question the politics that will not allow his town to hold a Christmas celebration.  The filmmakers want the film to tackle the type of thinking that says "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas," and say it might be controversial.  

This sounds like exactly the kind of film this podcast was born to review, and I hope that it transcends the genre to be a great film.  In my experience, films like this that have a strong "message" often get bogged down in their preaching and end up being lackluster as films.  I hope that this one turns out better.

By the by, I've always thought that the whole "War on Christmas" thing was way overblown.  Does it really hurt anyone if someone says "Happy Holidays" and not "Merry Christmas?"  I'm not sure the legal issues of businesses requiring employees to say one or the other, but it seems like a business should fit its customers, and if some of them don't like Christmas you shouldn't push it on them at the store.  

And, speaking of it, why all the fuss over Christmas and so little on the Resurrection, the most important event in Jesus' life?  We have all these people on Fox News every year talking about Christmas being destroyed by secularism, but nary a peep when a chocolate egg laying rabbit steals the glory from Jesus' resurrection.  Our supposedly Christian president even hosts an EASTER EGG ROLL at the White House, with nary a mention of Jesus!  But Mickey Mouse was there, so maybe there was room for only one deity.  

(Kansas City Star)
Save This Page Add to Technorati Favorites

No comments: