“I just listened to Doug’s (Philips) message “Manly Friendships” and was inspired and challenged.” Thus says Stephen Kendrick about his movie that churches are taking busloads of members to. “Courageous” is a message of true fatherhood, according to him. Doug Philips is the person behind Vision Forum, and a moving force behind patriarchy. You can order his book about grown daughters returning home to the rule of their fathers in “The Return of the Daughters” in the Vision Forum 2012 catalogue and get an idea of what he thinks fathers should be.
That in itself is enough to send me fleeing from anything praiseworthy about the movie. My church took people to see it and yours might have, too. How many of those unsuspecting families knew that there is a deep, dark message hidden inside that movie. The message of Patriarchy.
Enough of that.
Now the Mighty Macs is a different story. This one I encourage you to make haste to see. It is about a Catholic girls’ college basketball team.
This movie should be an inspiration to our team that is trying to bring Biblical equality to our churches. We can learn a lot from this Coach. Following are some of her inspiring comments that I hope you rally around.
- “They have been told for so long that they can’t have it, that they cannot imagine winning it.”
- “Fight for it.”
- “Run, that you may win!”
- “People win because of what is in their hearts.”
- “Dreams are for everybody.”
- “Join with others who are committed to what you believe in.”
- “Be a team player.”
- “Help the helpers.”
- “It ain’t easy, sister.”
- “We will win because we have something that they cannot see.”
Will you join me as we seek to win this game so that women will be equal in church and in the home? Will you join other women as we put our hearts and heads together and become a team that helps each other as we work toward this goal?