Influential Christian Film Maker Will Speak at Intersections

Feb. 19, 2009

by Lillyan Baker, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

Baylor University's Student Activities and the Office of Spiritual Life will host "Lord, Save Us From Your Followers," an Intersections program, at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at the Bill Daniel Student Center (SUB) on the Baylor campus.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature Dan Merchant, an author and independent film maker. Along with Merchant, Intersections will host Matthew Paul Turner and Scott Phillips, advocates of Merchant's film.

Merchant filmed "Lord, Save Us From Your Followers Tour" to spark a conversation between culture and faith in America. College, university and seminary campuses across the country will host the film tour in 20 cities

The documentary was created to inspire communities to serve the poor and reach out to those in need. The film asks the question, "why is the gospel of love dividing America?"

Merchant served as the executive producer for VH1's "Rock and Roll Twilight Zone" anthology series and the Emmy winning show "Bill Nye the Science Guy."

The Intersections program combines faith and culture with literature, politics and the arts for spiritual and intellectual growth.

For more information about the event, contact Student Activities at (254) 710-2371.

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