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Lord Save Us From Your Followers

I saw this great documentary today by Dan Merchant author and “host” of this eye opening look at how non Christians look at Christians. Here is a summary from Dan’s website:

If you were to meet ten average Americans on the street, nine of them would say they believe in God. So why is the Gospel of Love dividing America?

Dan Merchant put on his bumper-sticker-clad jumpsuit and decided to find the reason. After talking with scores of men and women on streets all across the nation, and also interviewing many well-known activists in today’s “Culture Wars,” Dan realized that the public discussion of faith doesn’t have to be contentious.

As discussion of religion floods the media, the rhetoric is divisive, hyper, and most often, angry. With humor more common in a comedy-sketch program than a documentary, Merchant brings the sensibilities of someone who is deeply concerned with how his faith is being represented by others. Lord, Save Us provides a provocative, funny, and redemptive discussion that is sure to continue long after the credits run.

Add to that the nationwide man-on-the-street interviews with “Bumper-Sticker Man,” the Culture Wars game show, the “renaming” of St. Paul to New Leningrad, and a controversial and moving “Confession Booth” at Portland’s Gay Pride celebration, and Lord, Save Us From Your Followers delves into religious hot-button issues with candor, humor, and balance.

Engaging, unpredictable, and challenging, Lord, Save Us From Your Followers will change the way you talk about faith!

Questions: If you are a Christian, consider how your life looks to those outside the faith. Is it real, honorable, loving,l genuine, …. does it reflect Christ? I want mine too. This reminds me all the more that as Christians, we need to be IN THE WORLD,….. just not of it!

 

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2 thoughts on “Lord Save Us From Your Followers

  1. Very interesting

  2. kealnt on said:

    A great book I am now reading, that has been out since 2007 is called “They Like Jesus, But Not the Church” by Dan Kimball.

    Amazon Description: Many people today, especially among emerging generations, don’t resonate with the church and organized Christianity. Some are leaving the church and others were never part of the church in the first place. Sometimes it’s because of misperceptions about the church. Yet often they are still spiritually open and fascinated with Jesus. This is a ministry resource book exploring six of the most common objects and misunderstandings emerging generations have about the church and Christianity.

    http://www.amazon.com/They-Like-Jesus-but-Church/dp/0310245907/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1314326425&sr=1-1

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