I’m excited about this film. Too many “Christian” movies warm the heart but do nothing to show us the faith of the real world. The world we live in is a messy place and following Jesus takes us down a disorienting path. Most Christian films, at least in my experience, over-spiritualize these issues.
Enter Blue Like Jazz the movie. Based on a book that has made a profound effect on many 20-30 somethings (well, more than that… my grandma read it last month!), I anticipate a movie that shows us just how raw faith actually is. Raw, because the bible is raw. Because the realities of the kingdom are raw. Because God enters into the real world to engage us in our humanity.
With all of that said, I want to share the trailer with you…For the time leading up to the release of this film, we are going to have opportunities to prepare ourselves to engage with it. This will include a chance for you to send in questions about the movie for Don Miller and Steve Taylor which I may ask when I interview them during March. I will also be pointing folks to resources and inviting your feedback after you watch the film. Its going to be an exciting couple of months of significant spiritual conversation!
To start this process off: I would like to hear from anyone who read this book. What about Blue Like Jazz (the book) made an impact on your spiritual journey? What themes do you hope to see carry over into the movie?