A Very Important Movie

Amazing GraceAmazing Grace, the movie, is the story of how William Wilberforce became a Christian and then worked to ban the English slave trade–quite literally changing the world as the British navy refused to allow slave trading by any nation. The preview is at http://www.amazinggracemovie.com/. The movie opens 2/23.

Of course, I’ve not yet seen the movie, but I know the story. It’s a dramatic story of how the church should relate to the state, bearing prophetic witness to a nation’s sins to compel change for the benefit of the vulnerable of society. Anyone will lobby to seek his own interest–it’s the church’s role to seek the interest of those who cannot speak for themselves.

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About Jay Guin

I am an elder, a Sunday school teacher, a husband, a father, a grandfather, and a lawyer. I live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, home of the Alabama Crimson Tide. I’m a member of the University Church of Christ. I grew up in Russellville, Alabama and graduated from David Lipscomb College (now Lipscomb University). I received my law degree from the University of Alabama. I met my wife Denise at Lipscomb, and we have four sons, two of whom are married, and I have a grandson and granddaughter.
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