Nov. 26, 2020

Faithspotting "The Crown"

Faithspotting "The Crown"

Kenny and Mike discuss the faith elements spotted in 2 episodes from the NETFLIX series The Crown, "Vergangenheit" from season 2 and "Aberfan" from season 3.  Vergangenheit was the 6th episode in the show's second season. The subjects depicted...


Kenny and Mike discuss the faith elements spotted in 2 episodes from the NETFLIX series The Crown, "Vergangenheit" from season 2 and "Aberfan" from season 3. 

Vergangenheit was the 6th episode in the show's second season. The subjects depicted were a request by Queen Elizabeth's (Claire Foy) uncle and former King, the Duke of Windsor (Alex Jennings) to re-enter service to the Crown and country following his abdication in 1936. The episode is set during the first crusade of Billy Graham's ministry in the United Kingdom. While most of the Royal Family and government leaders scoff at the ministry and positive reaction of the British public, the Queen is positive to Graham's message and invites Rev. Graham (Paul Sparks) to preach at Windsor Chapel and meet with her. The Queen later consults with Graham when she struggles in forgiving her Uncle following revelations of his sympathy and support for Adolf Hitler prior and during the early years of WW2.

Faith Issues Spotted:

Forgiveness and surrender of oneself to God. 

Matthew 18:21-35, Matthew 6:9, Luke 11:2

 

"Aberfan" was the third episode of the third season. Set in 1966 and depicts the tragic collapse of a coal tip in the hills above the Welsh mining town of Aberfan. A 30 foot high wall of coal waste and debris hit the town's elementary school killing 116 children and 28 adults. Following visits from the Prime Minister Harold Wilson (Jason Watkins) and Prince Philip (Tobias Menzies) who attends the funeral and burial service for the town's children, Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Coleman) waits 8 days before visiting meeting and with survivors and families. 

Faith Issues Spotted:

The Incarnation of God and the ministry of presence. The healing and wholeness experienced in communal worship.

John 1:14, 1 John Chapters 1,4