Politics and Society today

Movies and Media: Prophetic or Caustic


I didn’t realise there have been movies made recently about Washington and London being invaded and destroyed by terrorists seeking to kill the US President and other world leaders. I intend to watch these films: Olympus had Fallen and London had Fallen. There are other films too, which I might watch: White House Down is first on the Time Permitting list.

Why will I watch these films? Because I’m a Watchman. I want to see what Hollywood is telling us.

Do movies provoke the future? Does GOD speak prophetically through movies? Or perhaps simply, we create our future by inhabiting our fear, worry and anxiety about what terrorism may lead to.


Yesterday I heard on the radio news that we should expect, during the next few decades, to experience a continuation of terrorist attacks such as happened on London Bridge a year ago.

Words carry power. Did the broadcast journalist’s words carry the future? Was he speaking prophetically? Or was he creating the soil for fear to provoke this future? Or (as I first think myself), will terrorism continue simply until they have won?

Our words, thoughts and fears carry power. So does our media. Are we laying seed to the very worst by expressing our fears? Does stating them give them life?

What do you think?

I’d love to read your answer.

By Dr Sarah Tun

Dr Sarah Tun began her professional career as a teacher. Years later she became a performing artist and administrator to property development. She felt the Call to write full time in 2004. Dr Sarah has traveled extensively, and lived in New York City (for a year), London England (for a long time) and Hong Kong (briefly) before returning to her home in Ontario, Canada, then to Spain and finally now, has re-settled in her adoptive home of England. She graduated with degrees in Drama, Education and diplomas in Acting and Theology. Most recently she was awarded Honorary Doctor of Ministry and became ordained. Her favourite experience to date has been following her Creator and Lord. She doesn't think Life can get any better! Dr Sarah Tun is author, singer, preacher, writing coach and all-round enthusiast, celebrating and seeking to inspire all of us to quench our thirst for deeper intimacy with God through the Holy Spirit.

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