REPOST(TOP 10 POST OF YEAR) #3
This past week more than 100 Southeastern students gathered for a pre-release viewing of the movie The Insanity of God. This movie is a stirring and challenging account of the ministry of Nik and Ruth Ripkin and their work with those who are being severely persecuted for their faith in Jesus. When the movie ended there was a stunned silence in the room. This silence was not because it was the first time anyone had been confronted with the plight of persecuted Christians. Many had even read the book by the same name. I think the silence resulted from the last, lingering question: “Do you believe Jesus is worth it?” This simple question forced every person to confront our worship of comfort and our desire to edit evangelism, missions, and suffering out of the normal Christian life.
I heartedly recommend this movie to everyone. We have included a link to the movie trailer below. Take a few minutes to watch it and then pass it on to as many as possible. The Ripkins are looking to release the movie sometime this year. We want to make it one of the most anticipated movies of the year.
Watch the trailer, pass it on, and pray that the Lord will use this movie to challenge a new generation of Christians to live a more passionate and sacrificial life for Him.
Scott Hildreth is the director of the Lewis A. Drummond Center for Great Commission Studies. He frequently speaks on issues of missions, spiritual formation, missiology, and theology. Scott also contributes to SEBTS faculty blog www.betweenthetimes.com