July 23rd, 2011, 12:32 AM
Calvary Chapel goers - have you seen Riptide?
Anyone seen the documentary "Riptide"? It came out last year.
It discusses the history of the Jesus movement, with a strong focus on Calvary Chapel churches. Most of those interviewed were CC leaders - Skip Heitzeg, Chuck Smith, Greg Laurie, Raul Ries, and a number of other CC pastors were doing most of the talking.
But then, it also featured Mark Driscoll (who even quoted Eugene Peterson no less) and even Rick Warren was given a short camio in the film (saying a nice thing about Chuck Smith)!
Is this strange or what? The movie was produced by Solomon Productions. I don't know the background of this company, but if you are doing a film on a biblical movement that countered the hippie culture by preaching the Word faithfully, why would they choose to feature some well-known controversial church leaders? The whole thing smells a little suspicious to me...
Has anyone else seen it, and have an opinion on it?
Here's a link to its imdb page.
July 24th, 2011, 12:04 AM
anyone seen it at all?? (bump...)
July 18th, 2012, 09:11 AM
I know this is an old thread, but we watched it two days ago and were absolutely appalled and couldn't believe what we were hearing and seeing.
We are extremely surprised to have seen Mark Driscoll and Lee Strobel on there. We were surprised that Skip doesn't seem to know better, especially about Mark Driscoll. I get that many have no clue that Lee has turned emergent and is promoting contemplative stuff today because they are reading The Case for Christ or watching it, etc. and there is no hint of false doctrine, etc. Just seems like solid apologetics. But Lee is not that way today with what he is promoting.
I also have to say that the whole thing seemed very self-promotional to us. The Holy Spirit can only testify of Jesus Christ, not itself, a man, a particular church fellowship or a "movement".
We were extremely disappointed.
I think the reason no one posted here about it is because of placement. This should be in Christian Chat, in my opinion. I did a search for this for the same reason you posted a question about it!
July 20th, 2012, 12:43 AM