Paul writes – I came across this really interesting DVD yesterday (via me old mate, entrepreneur Darren Rowse). It’s a very quirky, creative (I love the style and animation) and informative DVD titled: The Trouble with Paris. Darren tells us it started out as a series of talks by Mark Sayers titled “How Paris Hilton Made Me a Better Christian”. The promo says:
“… We live in incredible times. Western culture has taught us that our value and identity comes from the products, experiences and relationships that we consume. You can become a celebrity if you want it bad enough. Youth is worshipped and commitment to anything is uncool. But where do I find contentment and happiness? In a society where consumerism is god, how do Christians express their faith in a meaningful and relevant way? The Trouble With Paris takes you on a four-week journey exposing the myths of popular culture, whilst presenting a new lens by which to view Christianity in a consumer world…”
I might well get a copy. It would be a good resource, and has some great “mission-shaped” possibilities. You can get more information about it here. There are four QuickTime clips from the DVD here. I love them – my kind of style. Check them out, particularly the “Hyper Reality Introduction” – following Jesus.