beware

 

This afternoon, I watched Beware of Christians while I was waiting for Ana to fall asleep.

Two things happened.  Maybe three:

  1. I watched the movie
  2. Ana did not fall asleep
  3. We watched the end of the movie together

I was at first unsure if I wanted to watch this film, because I didn’t really want to spend an hour and a half of my life watching a film that sounded like it was just going to be about how lame Christians are, and how everyone should stay away from us.  Turns out, that’s not what the premise was at all.

“Alex, Matt, Michael, and Will have grown up as Bible-believing Christians who did all the right things. As they’ve grown older, they’ve realized that the Jesus in the Bible doesn’t exactly look like the healthy, wealthy, American Jesus they’ve been trained to know and love. They soon realize that their biases and allegiances to worldly things have determined their views on Christianity. So, they decided to leave the United States for a while and reexamine what Jesus says about certain topics.

Their travels feature 10 European cities including Barcelona, Rome, Budapest, and Munich. Beginning in London, they narrate from a roundtable in a studio city by city, tackling topics such as materialism, sexuality, alcohol, and entertainment. As the journey progresses, they build a deep bond with each other and discover a new meaning for the words, “trusting in Jesus.” By the end of their adventure, they truly begin to understand the joy and redemption that comes from giving up the world to follow Jesus.” (from Wikipedia.  Because I’m lazy. And they said it better than I did; I erased what I wrote like five times.)

Anyway, I loved this film.  I loved the genuine way the guys interacted with the camera, each other, and the people they met.  They were respectful, but had a great time.  So…watch this.  (Except it’s kind of long.)