Lord, Save Us From Your Followers

May 1, 2010

Last week, there was a free online showing of a movie called Lord, Save Us From Your Followers. I didn’t know anything about it but I liked the title, so I decided to give it a try.

Dang. It fits blog one another like a glove. Check it out:

The movie is about the role of Christianity in the “culture wars” of the United States. Although the creator and Michael Moore-style narrator of this film is Christian, folks of various stripes and backgrounds would benefit from watching it — especially if they watched it together with people whom they view with suspicion for being “against us.”

One thing I really like is the way the narrator, Dan Merchant, takes all these hot-button issues, and disarms them with both humor and humility. I mean, it’s hard not to laugh as he walks around asking people for their opinions of bumper stickers. Did I forget to mention that he’s wearing an outfit covered with bumper stickers and various types of battling fish?

The first two acts focus on how Christians are perceived, and whether civil discourse might be possible if people would stop demonizing each other. But the last act… well, I don’t want to spoil it. Let me just say that it will humble and inspire you, regardless of your faith.

A dear friend who stopped going to church services also watched this film. She shares her thoughts in a separate post

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

2 responses to Lord, Save Us From Your Followers

  1. Looking forward to watching this. I missed out on the opportunity to watch it off the Website, but I just found it in the Netflix queue. Thanks for pointing this documentary out to us!

  2. Chad, I think this movie would be right up your alley. Of course, if you get a chance to watch it, I expect you to blog about it. 🙂