Friday, February 03, 2006

Wow: End of the Spear

Go buy your ticket now. It is Friday night. You have not been to see a movie in who knows how long. Get online right now and purchase your ticket for "End of the Spear." Wow.

If you can look me in the eye and tell me that you have seen any other movie in theaters now and you have not seen "End of the Spear" there is something wrong. Go.

"End of the Spear" is the best true story movie I have seen in years (and maybe ever). I was not entertained. I was made uncomfortable. I was challenged. I learned the essence of faith in a way that few books or movies or people can communicate. If you are at all interested in what Jesus offers the world and the religions of the world, then this is a movie that will show it to you.

"End of the Spear" is set in the Amazon. An indigenious stone age tribe lives by the spear, showing its strength. This tribe approached by 21st century missionaries in the 1940s. The story is one you must experience to believe and challenge your belief.

Go. Tonight. Stay till the final scene and watch the good news at the end of the spear.

3 comments:

J. Kevin Parker said...

I just saw this movie today, and WOW! I will be preaching about it this Sunday. Every adult needs to see this film. It will challenge everyone to truly love the lost. My fear is we just talk about it a lot, but these Christians lived their faith.

Brady Bryce said...

Talk is cheap.
Life is costly.
Life that is given to death for others . . . priceless.

Thanks for your post.

May we live the word,
Brady

Reed said...

Praise God for Bono, a messiah in black leather. I've often amired his musci and his work. In this movie praise God for a gay messiah, Chad Allen who plays Nate Saint and Steve Saint. Chad not only attends church on a weekly basis and practices his Christian faith, he is also openly gay, and works on behalf of troubled gay youth. Perhaps a message of the gospel was portrayed so well, because the role was played by someone often considered to be "the least of these" in our culture and mainline evangelical Christianity. Chad's minority status and faith were no doubt inspirations to play the role so well and so powerfully. Thank God for messiah's like Bono and Chad Allen that deconstruct our prconceptions of how we are to recive the good news.