Film is incredibly powerful. The film featured above is the fourth in a series of four that is the fruit of a partnership between Christianity Today, the Lausanne Movement's Global Conversation, and Fourth Line Films. The fifth film in this blog series is another production from Fourth Line, but is unrelated to CT and the Lausanne Movement. These films are great discussion starters that address important issues in worldwide evangelicalism.
Today's short film tells of a refugee community in Thailand who is being served by a small group of Christians. These Christian leaders are working with the indigenous communities to improve agricultural and farming techniques, to serve as go-betweens for the refugees to the Thai government, and to address the spiritual needs of the community. This is a great example of holistic ministry that not only addresses the needs of the soul, but also works to alleviate hunger, poverty, and oppression among an uprooted people group present in a foreign land.
Share the footage, join the discussion, and consider deeply what this issue means for the future of Christianity. I invite you not only to be a critic, but to offer constructive feedback on how the church might rediscover the gospel message, and communicate that message in a truthful manner.