Tuesday, January 25, 2005

evangelism of the passion

Andrew Zirschky at naked church has a great post on why The Passion of the Christ was "snubbed" for the big oscars.
At one point he compares the movie to the modern version of evangelism -- all cross and very little Jesus. No context, nothing He taught, nothing He was. We like to tell people Jesus died for them, but as one guy said to me, "who the hell is Jesus?" It's like only watching the last scenes of Return of the King and having no idea what all the commotion is about.
It does help explain why the movie was viewed as the witnessing opportunity of the century of the week -- it was exactly the way the story gets told only instead of having to say anything, we could just buy a movie ticket. If we could get one from the "christians" who bought them all.

anyway, go read the post.


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