If there were a family tree for modern religious movies, the forefather would be Mel Gibson’s 2004 phenomenon “The Passion of the Christ.” Made for $30 million, the R-rated drama went on to gross more than $600 million worldwide. Then it spawned a huge brood of descendants, including the recent release “Miracles from Heaven” and “God’s Not Dead 2,” which has grossed $17.6 million since its April 1debut.
SEATTLE — If you have mixed-race kids, teach mixed-race kids or know any mixed-race kids, you should read Sharon Chang’s book. Chang is a writer and mom who saw a vacuum and tried to fill it with information she wishes her own parents had.
One recent night at dinner, we talked about the Ku Klux Klan, and why we treasure our sacred American liberty of free speech, even when we don’t like that speech. Of course, with three elementary school kids, we also talked about the poop on the bathroom seat at school, Xbox games, and, petulantly, why we weren’t having pizza for dinner.