This was posted on Blue Like Jazz’s official tumblr and facebook pages today. It really got me thinking about why people of Faith find it so easy to create conflict amongst ourselves over what they each believe to be proper in our Faith journey’s and evangelism. Read the post and I have some closing comments as well.
by Steve Taylor
The website BoxOfficeMojo.com is full of useless statistics that I check regularly. One of its most fascinating and terrifying features happens when you click on “Genres.”
Fascinating, because who knew that “Mother” was a genre (Mamma Mia!)? Or that The Matrix falls…
I gotta agree that I LOVE movies like Courageous and Fireproof and Facing The Giants. They’re GREAT movies, and movies that I thought were poignant and not covered in the super cliche drivel that Christian movies in the past have been littered with. I’m also looking forward to October Baby, and think it is going to be a great story as well, but movies like Blue Like Jazz, and “Lord, Save Us From Your Followers” are stuff that we NEED to keep us honest and tell the stories of people that struggle with the dogmas and self imposed doctrines along their faith journey. I’d say that Blue Like Jazz and “Lord, Save Us…” are really close to my personal journey too. So, why shouldn’t we explore the human side of our Faith, and let it play out in terms of apologetics, and watching people struggle to find their Faith? In more cases than not, once they find it, its a beautiful thing.