From the March/April, 2014 issue of Touchstone
christianity Our FInal Draft by Joshua Schulz

Our Final Draft

Joshua Schulz on the Revisionist Narrative of Christian Hope

In the 2012 film Flight, Denzel Washington plays a pilot named Whip Whitaker, who, while experiencing the catastrophic mechanical failure of a commercial aircraft carrying over one hundred souls, does what looks to be courageous: he calmly guides his crew and the mangled plane to a crash landing that saves all but a few passengers. When the wing flaps controlling the jet's altitude get stuck in a position that drives the plane towards the ground, Whitaker inverts the aircraft so he can control its descent until he can put it down in a field. It is an amazing feat of technical pro . . .


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