I believe that this movie has the potential to be the most talked about event in 2008, even eclipsing the political conventions, the Olympics and the Election. I am equally sure that if it does well in the box office that there will be MUCH negative publicity against it. At any rate, this is a very thought provoking trailer. Enjoy
If nothing else I hope that this movie will engage Christians in and with the culture once again. Forcing us to think! and get off our pat answers and shallow arguments. This could be a great opportunity to participate in conversations with the culture at large. It will also be an opportunity to show our ignorance if we are not careful. There is a risk of the anti-intellectuals, who shun academia, science and the institutes of higher learning, to solidify the sterotypical image of the “Christian” as the ignorant, blind faith bumpkins that many in the culture say we are.
At any rate, it is time to get out of the bunkers we call church and engage our culture again, not in some antagonistic conflict, but in truth and love. It is possible to win the argument and lose the person with whom you are conversing. (I have to give props to my Pastor, Josh, for that line, it was too good not to borrow.) It is also possible to lose an argument due to lack of preparation and basic knowledge and end up looking like a backwoods banjo picker.