My picks for the best, most relevant films of 2010.
10. Waiting for Superman
In an exciting season finale of NBC's The Sing-Off, Huntsville a cappella sextet, Committed out-sang three other groups to win season two. The victory for the group means that Seventh-day Adventist singers have swept the contest since its 2009 debut. Like the Committed six who all have ties to Oakwood University, season one winners, Nota, who hail from Puerto Rico, also originated in Adventist schools.
Winning brings Committed $100,000 in prize money and a Sony Music record deal.
When I was a kid in youth group, our Sabbath School teacher showed us segments from the DreamWorks screen adaptation of C.S. Lewis's "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe." One girl, the pastor's daughter, as I recall, refused to watch the clips on the basis that Narnia's magic was evil. No, she hadn't seen it. No, she hadn't read Lewis's other writings, including "Mere Christianity." She knew all she needed to know. Witches and dwarves and fauns were satanic, plain and simple.
The a capella group "Committed" from Huntsville Alabama is singing its way to stardom on season two of the NBC reality show The Sing-Off.
In September Mt. Ellis Academy in Bozeman, Montana won $500,000 in the Kohl's Cares contest on Facebook. After finally receiving the check, Mt. Ellis principal Darren Wilkins takes time to talk about the contest and the outlook for Adventist education.