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Jesus People - Official Trailer




Our buddies over at Ewald/Sigamoney Productions are gearing up to release Jesus People in theatres. If you haven't seen the web series yet, you need to. Hilarious. I think we live in a time where, in order to communicate Christ effectively, we need to be able to make fun of ourselves and the culture we've created a little. I think this film does an excellent job of that...what do you think?

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Christian culture unraveled. Love it! Even the trailer is laughter inducing. Can't wait to see this film!

Hummmm...I don't know. I can't tell if they are making fun of God, Christians, or Christian music. If it's music...I'm in. I've been mocking it my whole life. But if it's God or Christians, aren't we made fun of in the liberal media enough already?

Looks hilarious! Can't wait to see it!

Interesting. Christianity needs a good mirror like this. If nothing else, maybe this film will make us take a look at the lame parts of our Christian bubble. We have much to share with the world, but unfortunately, this kind of quirkiness is all that most people know about us and we represent Jesus...

This looks very interesting. I think the mockumentary style of the trailer (and I assume the film) is an effective vehicle to ask Christians to think about how good of a job they are doing of being in the world but not of it. There is a fine line between being irreverent toward God and irreverent toward the Christian culture we have created and it appears that these folks have tried to not cross that line -- I applaud their efforts and I look forward to seeing the feature length film.

The Jesus People episodes are hilarious! I can't wait to see the movie!

I'm a smart aleck. I naturally love this stuff. But I encourage people to look at the whole web series as they discern the tenor of the project. My husband and I went from spontaneous laughter to painful cringing at times. I totally agree with the purpose of satire, but at times the mood and tone in diferent episodes shifted abruptly away from mocking our ridiculous subculture to mocking sacred doctrine. Take a look and tell me if I'm wrong about this.

hmm. I don't see that. Where do they mock doctrine?

I didn't take your question, CJ, as an accusation. I'm glad you asked! I guess I'm thinking of Episode 5? 6? where anyone who would believe in the Second Coming or study eschatology looks like complete moron--someone who might also believe in fairy tales, for example. The treatment of the Old Testament (can you say Whore of Babylon?) or Christ's return ("Snatched Up"?) is not only mocking our subculture but also the Bible's teaching itself. At least for me personally, I felt convicted about having a wink-wink moment at the expense of the scriptures. I'll laugh all day long at fools (and Christians provide plenty of justified material), but my reaction shifts when outsiders, who don't discern a spotless Savior or a sacred text, take cheap shots at the Bible. I get that it's supposed to be satire, but I can't help my reaction. That's just what happened to me when I saw it.

I think being a part of a loving community is listening to each other's convictions. Sometimes I'm silent because I don't want to sound like a judgmental Pharisee. In general, though, I don't want to see cultural productions like the Jesus People project becoming a blunt measuring stick for one's spiritual coolness. (I like it; therefore, I'm enlightened. I don't like it; therefore, I'm a fundamentalist). It's good to discern, take apart, think about, and consider things rather than jumping into one of two very black and white sides. Is it possible that we can like and dislike parts of it without dismissing or embracing the entire thing? I think so.

Caroline - you're awesome. I definitely see your points. I wasn't convicted myself especially since I know the heart behind the creators, but I can totally see how people could have you're opinion. Thanks for giving a well thought-out platform on this blog and I'm glad you didn't take my question the wrong way. I'm always interested in hearing your thoughts.

Your generous spirit encourages me, CJ!

Hey Caroline, don't mean to get in the middle of your discussion with CJ, but I saw the movie at a screening, and the specific scenes you mention aren't in the film. So I guess we can give the filmmakers credit for showing some discernment.

This is hilarious! "i think she's of the world".... "do you rap?" . I have met all of these people at some point in my life, but it's so funny to see all of them in the same room as their stereotypical Christian character. Good comedy...can't wait to see it.

I cannot WAIT to see the whole movie!

I just saw it for the first time the other night and it was AWESOME.

Fall on the floor funny! Strong work!

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CJ is a writer, artist, and cultural communicator with a passion for raising a new generation of innovative leaders and forward thinkers. He is ConversantLife.com's Social Evangelist and manages their Undiscovered Artist Platform.


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