Lord, Save Us From Your Followers

A new documentary, “Lord, Save Us From Your Followers”” opens in theaters today. Gail and I recently watched a prerelease version of the movie. We both loved it. I highly recommend that you see it.

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We actually published the book [affiliate link] by the same title, written by Dan Merchant. From the moment I heard the title, the message resonated with me. Like many people, I love God. But I sometimes get irritated—and embarrassed—by his followers.

The movie is a documentary. Dan, author of the book and star of the movie, travels across the country wearing a bumper-sticker-clad jumpsuit. He wants to know why people are so deeply divided on the subject of religion and what ordinary people really think about Christianity.

The movie is a provocative, funny, and redemptive. USA Today described it this way: “Michael Moore meets Monty Python. A humorous and heartfelt examination of the culture wars.” My reaction? I laughed and I cried. I can’t remember the last time I was so moved by a movie. More importantly, Gail and I were still talking about it long after it was over.

If the movie is showing in your area tonight, I would encourage you to grab a few friends and go see it. You’ll thank me later. If you lead a small group, take your entire group. If you are a pastor, please see it, then recommend it to your congregation.

“Lord, Save Us From Your Followers” is exactly the kind of discussion we need to be having in the church.

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Question: What do your friends, neighbors, and co-workers really think about Christians? What do they think about the church?
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