I find prophets everywhere, actually. Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison, Pink Floyd… just in the pop music industry alone, I find prophets lined up cranking out hit songs. And I think they are real prophets alerting us to real insights that we need to live our lives better.
However, by far, I find these prophets talented only in so far as they show us what is wrong with our world. Some do it better and more profoundly than others, but almost none of them offer real insight for how to deal with our problems. Oh sure… “All you need is love”. I will agree with that, as far as it goes. But this is one of those fine examples of a pithy statement that says it all at one level and yet says nothing at another.
It takes divine guidance to take prophecy to the next level, and most of these prophets are pretty good at the apocalypse (and making a buck off the process), but very few actually point the way through the mist.
My endorsement of the following video only goes so far. I think the video does an excellent job of uncovering the problem. In fact I think if you aren’t rattled by it, you aren’t really watching. And though the end of the video attempts to offer a way forward, I think the answers it offers are anemic at best.
Still, I think it is a worthwhile presentation that should have us talking about our world at deeper levels than usual. It gives us handles on the conversation. I ask my Christian brothers and sisters to talk about how Jesus addresses the world depicted here. Seriously.
The video is 5 years old now. But I think it is still timely. If you have a couple of hours to devote to it, I think you will find a lot to talk about.
Here it is: