Explore
Follow Us

The scariest movie of the year – Jesus Camp

Critics are calling Jesus Camp “the scariest movie of the year.” It is a hatchet job to be sure, but makes some valid points. Christians need to engage culture, not just rail against it. I don’t mind being viewed as a wacko for my beliefs, but some of the stuff in this flik seems over the top a…
By Seth Barnes
By Seth Barnes

Critics are calling Jesus Camp “the scariest movie of the year.”

It is a hatchet job to be sure, but makes
some valid points.

Christians need to
engage culture, not just rail against it. I don’t mind being viewed as a wacko for my beliefs, but some of the stuff in this flik seems over the top and doesn’t show Jesus off in a good light.

Reactions?

Comments (5)

  • I watched the trailer and thoughtwell, are they training them to BE like Jesus at Jesus Camp? Didn’t look like it. Of course, I haven’t attended Jesus Camp, and I’m sure negativity is the publicity angle on this one, so I can’t accept this view out right. There are a lot of people who argue that we need to “take the culture back.” I’m not sure we will know what to do with the culture if we should ever take it back.

  • Christian camp might have been a better title for this. Unfortunetly, a broad generalization was cleverly made. Like muslims all being terrorists. Christ did not call his disciples to attack other religions, lifestyles or cultures. He called them to announce the kingdom and demonstrate the power of the holy spirit. I can’t vouch for the individuals portrayed, but obviously they gave somebody a reason to complain. All we can do is dust off your sandals and continue on.

  • Seth,

    Love your site and your message. I just finished watching Jesus Camp and thought it showed the best and the worst of Christianity in America today.

    The movie, like Michael Moore’s trash is designed to evoke an emotional response. For me it was encouraging to see people passionately praying and praising our Lord, but like Jesus warned us, there are tares among the wheat and in this case the tares are those using the cause of Christ for political agendas.

    We need to guard the purity of our hearts and recognize God will bring the changes necessary for us to live the life he called us to when we as Christians obey Him and love our neighbors as ourself.

    Mike

  • I did find this film extremely disturbing.

    I know evangelicals who are not like this, who would probably be disturbed by a lot of what they saw in this film. Of course, I also have known or have met many who would send their kids to this place.

    I do believe that these people are using religion as a weapon, as a political bludgeon, etc. These people are basically radicalizing and brainwashing children with scare tactics. That woman uses fear and emoptional manipulation to work these kids into a state where they are easily manipulated – and if putting them on a war footing. She doesn’t teach, she indoctrinates and she admits that.

    This woman doesn’t believe in freedom or democracy, as she clearly pointed out – the radio host “Mike” in ths show seemed to have the best grasp on what is going on and summed up my point of view about the damage that this woman and other like her are doing.

    I am guessing if she and others like her continue we will see more murders like we just saw of that doctor in his own church.

Comments are closed.

Subscribe to Radical Living:

Receive updates on the latest posts as Seth Barnes covers many topics like spiritual formation, what if means to be a christian, how to pray, and more. Radical Living blog is all about a call to excellence in ministry, church, and leadership -as the hands and feet of Jesus.

Seth Barnes

I'm motivated to join God in his global reclamation project. He's on the move, setting his sons and daughters free from their places of captivity. And he's partnering with those of us who have been freed to go and free others.



© Adventures In Missions. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy