Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Donald Miller at the Democratic Convention

You may wonder what politics has to do with Christian movies.  Well, it's simple.  Donald Miller, who's book Blue Like Jazz is being developed into one of the most hotly anticipated movies that we at the SuperCandid podcast have heard about, delivered the closing prayer at the opening night of the Democratic Convention.  Miller has also posted some snide humorous responses to those strangely personalized emails that political candidates have been sending out this year.  I have to tell you, he's not wrong to think it is strange when someone running for President seems to be sending you emails that begin with lines like:  "Hey Jon, I was just clipping my cuticles this morning and I thought of how much you've helped our cause."  Sometimes the attempt to connect is a little too much. Anyway, the bad news about Don Miller & Blue Like Jazz is that its fallen victim to the Steve Taylor curse.  Steve Taylor seems to love God quite a bit, but God must not love him back that much.  Just kidding, but once again a Steve Taylor project has fallen on hard times.  Blue Like Jazz is on indefinite hold until Taylor and his team can secure more funding.  Considering how the book was a runaway hit with hip young Christian men, it should be easy, but also considering that Taylor says he doesn't want it to play only to the typical Christian film audience, maybe the money is harder to get.  Personally I'm glad that Taylor is holding out for enough money to make the film as good as it can be, but I pray that he has success and gets it made soon.  I'm dying to see the next Steve Taylor project.  If it's half as good as The Second Chance then it'll be a shoe-in for Christian movie of the year! Watch Don Miller's prayer below.  If the clip starts and the beginning, as I'm afraid it will, just click over to the 5:57 mark, right near the end. (Christianity Today Story) (Don Miller Blog) Subscribe to the SuperCandid Podcast, the number 1 podcast for Christian movies SuperCandid - The SuperCandid Podcast - The SuperCandid Podcast Subscribe to the SuperCandid Blog Save This Page Add to Technorati Favorites

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