Tomorrow on our program I am looking forward to our interview with filmmaker Justin Hunt. He is behind other award winning documentaries and is currently promoting a new project, called “Absent.” It first caught my attention when I realized we were running a commercial for it, voiced by Metallica frontman James Hetfield. I was caught off guard hearing his voice on our Contemporary Christian radio station. Effective and exciting. Turns out, he narrates a portion of the film and shares his own personal story. A short description of the film reads:
“The film explores the nature and consequences of the “father wound,” the most universal affliction on the planet, according to Hunt. Franciscan spiritual leader and author Richard Rohr popularized the term, which he used to describe the negative psychological and developmental effects on children when they lack positive emotional contact with their fathers.”
I commend Hunt (who happens to be a single dad) for shining a spotlight on this epidemic. I pray this documentary reaches the hearts of all those affected by the “father wound” and is a vehicle of healing and inspiration. You can tune in Thursday morning to hear our interview live at 8:15 with Justin. There will also be a screening at Cathedral of Life Church in Canton this Friday. In the meantime, I invite you to watch the trailer and encourage you to spread the word.