Monday, February 06, 2006

WWJW

Sorry, I don't have a lot of time so this is going to be rough (and short).

I think that God probably wants you to watch Steve Taylor's movie The Second Chance, on February 17.



Steve Taylor is one of my new heroes, not because of his great music, or the fact that he's a wonderful producer, but something more, what he's doing now to be precise. I mean to put that kind of career on hold, and mortgage your house to go into the SUICIDAL world of filmmaking (more on that later) just because God is leading you there. Well, that's just crazy, however poetic it might be.

Not only is it crazy but it's something I plan on doing one of these days, God willing. So please, go out and see this film on opening weekend and, if it helps, pretend it was me who made it.

11 comments:

Renee said...

Sometimes, Christians (the Christian youth... Me...) can be extremely cynical about Christian pop culture, including movies and music. But in truth? How great and adventurous to explore music and film with the story of God's grace.
I'll watch Second Chance, and I'll ask a few friends as well.

Foolish Knight said...

Don't worry Renee, director Steve Taylor is just as aware of what the church (and Christian pop culture) is doing wrong as you are, he's built his career on graciously pointing out the church's flaws and encouraging her to set things right. This film promises to do the same.

Queen of Arts and England said...

But isn't it poetic? We'll all support you in your poetical suicidalness! (Which technically isn't anything to worry about since it's Gods will!)

And I'll definitely go support Stevie if it comes out here, I watched the trailer, looks very good. They can take the singer out of Nashville, but they can't take the Nashville out of his voice!

Katie said...

Hmmm... Sounds interesting. I'm going to have to see it to give an opinion. Every time I see Michael W. Smith I think of "Friends are friends forever". It will be hard to get over. ;-)

Queen Mum said...

So Steve is moving on to bigger things. I'll ALWAYS have the image of him in my mind wearing the superhero suit for Bannerman. It was a long time ago, when the world only saw him as a weirdo instead of a man with vision. He certainly dared to be different. I was telling Gary about the movie and we are excited because it will be one we can surely see.

JD said...

Let's see if it comes out here before I say "YES!"

eucharisto said...

If Steve Taylor can pull it off, which I know he can, and Michael W. Smith can pull it off, which I desperately want him to, it might just be the great movie I'm expecting it to be.
Actually, it's a movie that I'm really excited about! Christians will probably show up in droves to see it, which will be interesting to see it be successful in the box office.

penny lane said...

oh...yeah, I know what your talking about! They have been advertising for the movie on Mix 92.9 fm on Sundays...can Michael W. Smith act? anyways I've been really courious about it ...

Sister Ames said...

hey mr...thanks for being at Bible study this morning. And thanks for sharing how God's been workin...teachin...He's so good, isn't He?! I don't know about you but I'm totally in love :)

Erin said...

wow, i hadn't even heard the name of the movie (i hope we get to the point where movies like that are really advertised) and it looks really really really good! i'm excited to see it now.

-i really enjoyed Bible study yesterday, it was a blessing. hope you can keep coming!

Foolish Knight said...

I plan on it; I just hope God keeps coming, that's all!

Okay, gotta do homework...