Podcast: Can Christianity Answer Tragedy? With Brian Ivie

A Wilberforce Weekend Presentation by the Director of “Emanuel”


Listen on your podcast App

Get your daily four-minute dose of sanity on the Breakpoint Podcast plus teaching, interviews, and more.

Listen on your podcast App

When filmmaker Brian Ivie heard about the mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, he knew he had to tell the story. Not the story of the shooting, but the story of the relatives of the victims, who, in court, shocked the world when they forgave the killer. That story is now told in the film “Emanuel,” which appears around the country on June 17 and 19 only.

Speaking at this year’s William Wilberforce weekend, Brian’s topic was “Can Christianity answer tragedy,” a question he answered by sharing the lessons learned from the Charleston shooting and from another film he produced, “The Drop Box,” about a Korean pastor who rescues unwanted infants.

For theater locations for “Emanuel,” click here. 

To download the audio MP3 of this podcast, click here. 

Comment Policy: Commenters are welcome to argue all points of view, but they are asked to do it civilly and respectfully. Comments that call names, insult other people or groups, use profanity or obscenity, repeat the same points over and over, or make personal remarks about other commenters will be deleted. After multiple infractions, commenters may be banned.