It’s an honest work if I can stand up on it
Maybe we’re not as far apart as it appears
– MUTEMATH, “Armistice”
On Monday I reserved my tickets to the advanced screening of the Blue Like Jazz movie, scheduled for March 21 in Fort Worth. I’m beyond excited, not only to see the movie but also to meet Donald Miller and Steve Taylor. (Note: I’ll be posting a review after I see it in a few weeks. Stay tuned.)
Recently I heard someone describe the film (based, of course on the Donald Miller book of the same name) as not being a Christian movie but rather a movie about a Christian. I thought that was an interesting way to put it, particularly since it’s geared toward a college-aged non-Christian audience. Constrast that description with movies like Facing the Giants and Courageous, which are overtly Christian movies with a distinct Christian message made especially for a Christian audience. Not that there’s anything wrong with that; both are great movies, but they aren’t likely to attract a lot of young, non-churchgoing viewers. In that regard, I have to wonder if Blue Like Jazz could be described as sort of the anti-Courageous.