This was originally published on my previous blog “Truth Matters” on November 13, 2012.
Let me say it loud and clear: America needs Duck Dynasty. It may be among the most important shows on television.
To some, Duck Dynasty may only seem like a silly reality show. Its 30 minutes of bearded men making duck calls, drinking sweet tea, hunting and blowing stuff up. But that’s just what you see on the surface. If you look more closely, what you will discover is that Duck Dynasty is a biblical show. I do not mean that it is biblical in the sense that the Robertson family leads a 30-minute Bible study. What I mean is that Duck Dynasty is a positive example of Matthew 5:13-16:
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven”.
The Robertson family provides a taste of salt and a glimpse of light for our culture. In a culture that is tasteless and dark, Duck Dynasty is a show that is well-able to influence us in a positive way. It has worked its way in among the entertainment world and has the ability to change it from the inside-out. It is a modern-day Trojan horse that is fulfilling a biblical mandate. (more…)