eed a way to pass the time over break?
If you are in The Missional Church ministry capstone class at MVNU this spring, this year we are looking at missional engagement within the context of American black spirituality during the 1960s civil rights movement. This is not the entirety of the course but the middle third. We start by looking at missional movements within the institutional church and close with training from a basic starter kit for envisioning a new church in any context. In between is a historical case study from the experience of the church engaging the world missionally.
The text we are using is Martin and Malcolm in America: a Dream or a Nightmare by James H. Cone, particularly the Orbis Books 20th Anniversary edition published in 2012.It wouldn't hurt to get a head start on reading this text over break.
The viewing list which follows is elementary background for the historical case study for how the church engages the world:
"Long March to Freedom" from The Sixties miniseries (2015). The fifth episode chronicles the events of the American civil rights movement in the 1960s. Currently streaming on Netflix (Dec 2016).
Mississippi Burning (1988). FBI investigates murders of civil rights workers in the 1960s. Won an Oscar for cinematography and nominated for best picture, best director, best actor, best actress.
Selma (2014). MLK's march from Selma to Montegomery in 1965. Produced by Oprah Winfrey, won Oscar for Original Song, nominated for best picture. Streaming on Amazon Prime (Dec 2016).
Malcolm X (1992). Biopic of the spiritual and political journey of 1960s Black Nationalist leader played by Denzel Washington.
More further viewing options from our other primary text The Shaping of Things to Come by Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch (rev ed 2013):
Cool Hand Luke (1967).
Sister Act (1992).
Chocolat (2000). Streaming on Amazon.
Keeping the Faith (2000).
LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring (2001).
Of Gods and Men (2014).