Friday, May 27, 2016

Saying Shibboleth

I love this scene from The West Wing episode "Shibboleth." In this episode, a number of Chinese Christians are seeking asylum in the United States claiming they are under persecution. As the clip below shows, the White House is concerned that they may not really be Christians. The President, Josiah Bartlett, decides to interview one of them to see if he truly understands Christianity.

Such a scene is rare in American television today. The message and beauty of Christianity is made clear from the lips of a persecuted, and orthodox, sect of Chinese Christians.

In other news, please pray for the persecuted church.

For more:
Christianity and the Small Screen: The West Wing
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