Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Lord, Save Us From Your Followers

So I'm on the University Activities Council at my school in the Committee called Integration of Faith and Cultures....we like to show films, have speakers, and bands perform to really work on integrating our faith to the culture of society today. Well tonight, here at SBU, we got to watch a new unreleased film, "Lord, Save Us From Your Followers", and had the privilege of Dan Merchant, writer and producer of the film to speak with us. I even got to work the merchandise table and speak with him for awhile. He's a great guy.

Dan Merchant goes on a 3-year trip around the world revealing what Christians are like, how non-believers view Christians, and how Christians represent themselves through interviews, statistics, and more. So basically the movie will be a big smack-in-the-face to many Christians who really don't get how to reach out to society today and think that they are fine living in their bubbles and being judgemental to the rest of the world. The film shows how Christians are the reason people aren't being led to Christ....not Jesus. I was shocked to see when Dan interviewed non-believers on the street asking them to describe Jesus and they used words like "Love" and "Saved the World" or "Forgiven". I personally enjoyed every minute because this is what I have been trying to speak out and this film put it into action. It explores so many ways of our culture today and how it takes so much an effect on Christians. Wow I just loved all of the shocking statistics and seeing how the world views Christians.

The film is not out yet in theaters....Dan is just touring to promote the film right now. So when it comes out...go see it and be prepared to be challenged. Here's a video clip from the movie of Dan as the "Bumper-sticker man" interviewing people on the street...check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmFHVkMud7k

or visit the website http://lordsaveusthemovie.com/home.html

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