TYC World

TYC World

Current Events, Issues, and Trends

At Shine TYC we see the world through the lens of our faith. We’re adding salt and light everywhere we can. We have perspectives and opinions on current events, news, social issues, cultural trends and more. We don’t always agree on these topics. When we disagree, we do so in Christian love.


LATEST POSTS

My “Magical Negro” Moment: Your One Black Friend Is Telling You the Truth….I Hope.

I’m a “magical negro” and this is my moment to tell you the truth. First, allow me to explain to you what a “Magical Negro” is. I didn’t make it up. In TV and film the Magical Negro is the Black character who helps the White protagonist overcome their challenges. It’s Uncle Remus, Oda Mae… Continue reading My “Magical Negro” Moment: Your One Black Friend Is Telling You the Truth….I Hope.

Sweet Magnolias: The World We Need, But Can’t Quite Believe In Right Now

This is one of the hardest review assignments I’ve ever had. The difficulty has nothing to do with the show’s characters or its storylines. It has more to do with the current state of the nation. The day I began watching the first season of “Sweet Magnolias” on Netflix I had just written about Amy… Continue reading Sweet Magnolias: The World We Need, But Can’t Quite Believe In Right Now

4 Things I Love About Jesus…and Michael Jordan

Photo: CBS sports Christians can learn something from Kobe Bryant. In the same way that Kobe followed Michael Jordan’s philosophy in basketball, Christians might use the same model to follow the teachings of Jesus. Kobe exhausted Jordan with constant calls at all hours of the night. Likewise, we should pray without ceasing to understand God’s… Continue reading 4 Things I Love About Jesus…and Michael Jordan

We Have Rights

A deeper exploration of this content appears in the weekly devotional newsletter. While fraud within the Paycheck Protection Program was inevitable, many large profitable businesses legally qualified for federal funds based on the criteria, e.g., the LA Lakers. Since my family isn’t in financial hardship during COVID 19, my husband and I agreed that I would… Continue reading We Have Rights

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