In 1988, a reviewer for the Washington Post wrote the following as part of a review of a re-release of the film “The Manchurian Candidate.” John Frankenheimer's "The Manchurian Candidate" was a bold venture in 1962, with its flashy technique and political themes. Now re-released after a 15-year absence, its mobile camera and fluid editing still dazzle. And its story of Cold War intrigue, murky East-West dealings, assassination, brainwashing -- and the idea of a glorified cue-card reader playing president -- resonates today like never before." A little more than 22 years later, I would wholeheartedly agree with this reviewer, and the resonance he mentions applies perfectly to our modern-day Manchurian Candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden.
Sunday, April 12, 2020, is the annual celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead within most of Christendom. It is safe to say that this Easter season is unlike any other in almost everyone's lifetime around the world because of the global Chinese Communist Party, or CCP, Coronavirus pandemic. However, this pandemic is also another example of the reality of death in our world. And Easter, or Resurrection Day, shouts out the power of God to overcome death with life.