List for the Day

mystic church In search of the mystic. Can you find the sign?

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Here’s a list…

erica.JPG Erica at work writing.

  • MUST SEE movie/documentary: Born Into Brothels -2005 rated R . If you appreciated Crash, you will be m o v e d by Born Into Brothels. It will help you remember why doing something to make the world a better place matters.

behindthemyst21.jpg in search between Brussels and London.

into the mystic…

Alex McManus

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6 thoughts on “List for the Day

  1. Alex-

    I’ll have to check out the movie. Harvey is doing a whole series based on “Crash” in February and I hope I can swing by there to check it out in between Genesis services. We’re having a blast in our Modern Mystic series- thanks for the inspiration.

  2. I saw Born into Brothels a while back and cried my eyes out, but absolutely loved it. Not only for the seeds of a mandate to step out of our comfort zone and do something to end the injustice in our world which the film so emotionally plants; not just because I am an amateur photographer myself and love to see art used in such an empowering and liberating way; but because it reminds us that for some people, prostitution is not a conscious choice to sin, but a hopeless, dead-end lifestyle which they are, as the title says, born into. Nobody chooses to become a prostitute; who would? Prostitution chooses them. Even crackwhores wouldn’t choose prostitution if there was any other way for them to get the crack and satisfy their addiction. As someone who works with prostitutes on a weekly basis, And sees the tough choices they often have to make and the despair in which they often live, it’s nice to come across a film that does not simply blame them for all of their problems. This film classifies the sex trade as what it is: a societal illness.

    Gives a whole new outlook to the story of Rahab, which has always been one of my favorite OT stories. Let’s be brave: let’s look at the shades of gray in the world. Let’s choose to seek redemption in and for everyone.

  3. Hi:

    I too absolutely loved “Born into Brothels,” and posted about it. Then, while reading about what the other bloggers had to say about the movie, I stumbled across your blog.

    Take care,
    Ram

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