And They’ll Know We Are Christians by … What?

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LSUFYFmovieposter.JPGI watched a provocative new Christian documentary the other day–Dan Merchant’s Lord Save Us From Your Followers. Clearly, with a title like that, you know this isn’t going to be your standard Fireproof-style Christian flick. No, this is a doc done in the same Michael Moorish vein as Ben Stein’s Expelled and Bill Maher’s Religulous, and it takes aim at — well, us: How we Christians (in Dan’s view) sometimes muddle the Gospel and turn it into some sort of Frankensteinish (his imagery, not mine) creature.

“If we’re delivering a message that the people of America don’t want to hear, so be it,” says former Senator Rick Santorum in the film. “As long as we’re not delivering it in a way that they won’t listen in the first place.”

Lord Save Us is opening in about 10 cities Sept. 25 and a handful of others thereafter, so you’ll get your official Plugged In review around then. We have an interview with Merchant, too.

Who wrote this?

Paul Asay has been writing for Plugged In since 2007 and loves superheroes and finding God in unexpected places. In addition, Paul has also written several books, with his newest—Burning Bush 2.0—recently published by Abingdon Press. When Paul’s not reviewing movies, he hikes with his wife, Wendy, runs marathons with his grown kids, Colin and Emily, and beats back unruly houseplants. Follow him on Twitter @AsayPaul.

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