We all know that media is an active agent in our society. Sporting events, entertainment, news, cultural events, etc. can entertain, enlighten and inspire us. The opposite can be true, too. Some media outlets can impact us negatively if we aren't prepared for or aware of their influence.
Now I enjoy living in a media-rich world as much as anyone. I love football, especially this time of the year. I read history and watch documentaries. I don't get to see all the movies I want to. I try to stay informed about current social, political, and world events. And every once in a while I get behind movie previews.
Many of our staff have heard about two short films premiering this Friday, September 13. But if you are a student I want to encourage you and your friends to check out the Cru short film Return to Mogadishu: Remembering Black Hawk Down and Ranger Jeff Struecker’s gospel follow-on video Bullet Proof Faith. Friday's premiers are just before the 20 th anniversary of the BHD battle.
I've been told that three out of four college students are familiar with Black Hawk Down and CNET ranks it #9 in their top 40 Blu-ray list. But what God did in the life of Ranger Struecker during that battle and since is not well known. We can help backfill the larger story of that historical event.
My good friends produced Return to Mogadishu: Remembering Black Hawk Down . Please consider taking advantage of the major media coverage Struecker will receive in September by promoting the films on your campus through Facebook and Twitter. Here are some ideas:
* Photo courtesy of Jason Mrachina (Flickr Creative Commons)
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