Kirk Cameron Announces New Series to Discuss Current Events Through Biblical Lens
By Movieguide® Staff
Former GROWING PAINS star Kirk Cameron launched a new series called TAKEAWAYS where he will discuss current events through a biblical lens.
TAKEAWAYS airs on Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on TBN.
In a recent interview with John Kennedy, Cameron revealed details about the future of his new talk show.
“Just now you said ‘What do you hope people take away from it?’ That’s why we call it TAKEAWAYS because that’s so often what counts – what you take away from an interview, not just being entertained by a good conversation but what are some action steps that we can actually put into practice to make a difference,” he said.
“I’ve felt for a lot of years that I’ve had the opportunity to meet really smart, thoughtful and wise people but, often, they’re in backstage rooms that other people don’t get to be a part of,” Cameron continued. “I’ve always loved interviewing people and wanted to do an interview show that combined the topics that people say you shouldn’t really talk about – and that’s politics and religion.”
Cameron noted that some prominent guests include Dennis Prager, Dinesh D’Souza, Charlie Kirk, and Mike Huckabee.
The 52 episodes of TAKEAWAYS will also cover a wide variety of topics, like atheism, religious freedom, the education system, and critical race theory.
“Sometimes people are afraid to talk about faith and they’re afraid to talk about politics,” Cameron said. “I would love to talk about both of those things in the context of my worldview. We’ll see. A lot of these people are people that I know, people that I’ve met over the years and I’m hoping to get to meet a lot of new people.”
Despite the mainstream media and Hollywood’s aversion to most of Cameron’s worldview, he said that that is not only an expectation, but part of the reason he created a show like TAKEAWAYS.
“I think, deep in the heart of all of us, we love an underdog story. We love a comeback story. We love when people use the challenges in their lives to help others get through there’s. I think that’s part of what we’re here for,” he said.
“I think [culture has] gone exactly the way that we can expect it to go the further and further that we move away from the Judeo-Christian worldview that our country – and the laws in this country and the values in this country – were built on…” he added. “So, all of this is going in a predictable way. I think it follows the influence – or the lack of the influence of the family of faith upon the culture.”
The GROWING PAINS star said Hollywood is “out of touch with the values that many people want.”
“I’ve been busy raising six kids and trying to make a positive difference in the world, like a lot of people. People just sort of tune out because they feel that so much of Hollywood and the things that are being made are so out of touch with the values that many people want which I think is really sad,” he said. “It speaks to why I’m doing Takeaways. I want to be able to talk about these kinds of things. I want to encourage people. Instead of cursing the darkness, I want them to shine a light. Instead of decrying a degenerating culture, I want them to step up and begin to support the things that they love and even create new things that are gonna reflect the kind of tone that they want.”
Cameron also hinted at upcoming projects, like a documentary on homeschooling.
“I have a few other projects going on. I’ve got a documentary about the homeschooling movement that’s gonna be released in the movie theaters in May – and then a feature film that I produced and acted in with the Kendrick Brothers,” he explained. “Those are the guys that made Fireproof, Courageous and War Room. We just made a brand-new movie on the value of life in the womb and the beauty of adoption…It’s a scripted drama. I’m producing it with the Kendrick Brothers and I’m also acting in it.”